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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hillary Clinton Promotes Green Jobs

Hillary outlined her Green Jobs plan on Feb 11 at the General Motors Allison Transmission Plant, in White Marsh, Maryland. Hillary's Green Jobs Plan will:

1) Modernize 20 Million Low-Income Homes to Improve Energy Efficiency.
2) Provide emergency energy assistance for Maryland families facing skyrocketing heating bills.
3) Invest $5 billion in accelerated energy efficiency and alternative energy investments to jumpstart green collar job growth.
4) Create a $50 Billion Strategic Energy Fund and Demand that Oil Companies Invest in Clean Energy.
5) Raise Fuel Economy Standards. Hillary has proposed a plan to raise fuel economy standards to 40 mpg by 2020 and 55 mpg by 2030.
6) Help Automakers Retool Plants.
7) Promote Plug-In Hybrids (PHEV).
8) Create a Green Building Fund to Make Public Buildings More Energy Efficient.
9) Train "Green Collar" Workers.

Hillary believes our climate crisis presents us with a significant opportunity to lead us to an energy independent future, of which green-collar jobs are the cornerstone. Senator Clinton already cosponsored legislation that was part of the Energy Security & Independence Act, the Green Jobs Act of 2007. Read more on Hillary's plan to create a Green Jobs revolution. (See also: Climate Change & Energy Plan)

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