In the article, he argued painting "tar" roofs white in major
U.S. cities would reduce the "utility bill in every apartment house
10 to 20 percent" yet offered no evidence where that calculation
came from. (And he offered no evidence of how, for example, someone
living on the 20th floor of a 30-story apartment building in New
York is supposed to realize savings from all that white paint.)
Clinton went on to say jobs for this kind of "simple" work would
be plentiful (costs can be recovered in a week!) and suitable for
"kids" who could parlay this skill into energy-related retrofit
jobs. I wonder whether Clinton consulted with the building trades
unions about this swell idea.
Subsequently, a group calling itself the White Roof Project has
embraced the former president's idea and assembled a "progressive
group of young people" to start...
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