Tuesday, September 22, 2009

President Obama Encourages Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs

President Barack Obama on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York, Monday, September 21, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

During President Obama's Late Show appearance, he suggested that he might look to jump-start job creation by retrofitting old buildings to make them more energy efficient. "Doing that one thing could put hundreds of thousands of people back to work," he said.

While visiting Hudson Valley Community College earlier in the day, Obama said training at schools like Hudson Valley will allow American workers to repair the nation's infrastructure, retrofit homes and buildings with solar panels and build an environmentally friendly energy grid.

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