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Green Recovery event: Tom Friedman, Ed Rendell, and Climate Progress

By Joe Romm  

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You asked for it and you got it. Okay, you didn’t consciously ask, but you definitely wanted it. Next Monday (12/1) at noon:

Green Recovery

Introduction by:
Joseph Romm, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Featured Speakers:
Governor Ed Rendell (D – PA)
Thomas Friedman, columnist, New York Times; author, Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How It Can Renew America

Moderated by:
Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Full info here and below:

At a time of fiscal belt tightening, when some would put environmental priorities on the back burner, there are many who believe that investing in a green economy now is the best way to achieve both short and long term economic solutions. A recent paper by the Center for American Progress and the University of Massachusetts Political Economy Research Institute, “Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low Carbon Economy,” finds that to promote economic mobility, growth, job creation, and regain technological leadership in the global innovation marketplace, we must fundamentally change how we produce and consume energy in this country and transform our economy to a low-carbon model. Investing in clean energy and efficiency will enable the United States to regain technological leadership in the global innovation marketplace, grow our economy, reduce global warming emissions, and invest in national security.

Please join the Center for American Progress and three of the country’s leading advocates for investments in a green economy for a discussion on how each step of an economic recovery package (stabilization, stimulus, recovery, and growth) can be greened, and explore both national and state perspectives on policy solutions towards transforming our economy to a low-carbon model.

Copies of Hot, Flat, and Crowded will be available for purchase at the event.

Monday, December 01, 2008
Program: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Admission is free.

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Map & Directions

Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

For more information, please call 202.741.6246.

For those who can’t attend — and the wait list is already more than 180 — there will be a video, though not live, unless C-SPAN decides to cover this, which is always a longshot.

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3 Responses to Green Recovery event: Tom Friedman, Ed Rendell, and Climate Progress

  1. JCH says:

    After Freidman’s Iraq act, it will tough for me to ever take him seriously again. He makes me want to buy matching Hummers for our anniversary presents, and a 16,000 square-foot house.

  2. Bob Wright says:

    Hey Joe:

    Take the oppourtunity to straighten fast Eddie out on coal gasification. He comingles renewables and green energy with biodiesel from just about any source, and worse, would like to liquify PA’s coal.

  3. Albert says:

    These things are always on weekdays. I guess the real policy folks are downtown on weekdays, but for me Rockville to downtown on my lunch break just wouldn’t work. I hope you will post a link to the video when it is available. Thanks.