The greatest economic opportunity

Bill Clinton used the occasion of the speech to announce the creation of a purchasing consortium for all 11,000 cities in the U.S. Conference of Mayors to drive down costs of energy-efficient goods and services.

Bill Clinton - Conference of Mayors“It is a godsend.
“It is not castor oil that we have to drink.
“It is in my view, for the United States, the greatest economic opportunity that we’ve had since we mobilized for World War II.

“And if we do it right, it will produce job gains and income gains substantially greater than those produced in the 1990s when I had the privilege to be president.”

From WorldChanging:

“Clinton emphasized cities as enormous opportunities, from better buildings to better transportation, water infrastructure to solid waste, renewable energy and above all, efficiency.”