Obama’s green jobs revolution
Democrat will lead effort to curb world’s dependence on oil; Plans to create five million new posts in clean energy projects
Sunday, 2 November 2008
Barack Obama is promising a $150bn “Apollo project” to bring jobs and energy security to the US through a new alternative energy economy, if his final push for votes brings victory in the presidential election on Tuesday.
“That’s going to be my number one priority when I get into office,” Mr Obama has said of his “green recovery” plans. Making his arguments in a radio address yesterday, the Democratic favourite promised: “If you give me your vote on Tuesday, we won’t just win this election. Together, we will change this country and change the world.
Weird. I thought golf and White House parties were his #1 priorities.