Friday, December 04, 2009

Former President Bill Clinton's 'Cash for Caulkers' Program

Former President Bill Clinton and others have suggested a cash-for-clunkers style initiative that would task construction workers and contractors with weatherizing homes. By employing unspent stimulus funds, Clinton's plan, popularly known as "Cash For Caulkers," involves weatherizing houses and apartments, as well as commercial and industrial buildings. Depending on how many property owners take up the initiative, the plan could not only provide jobs to the hard-hit construction sector, it would limit carbon emissions and reduce owners' energy costs.

The idea was discussed at President Obama's Jobs Summit on Thursday. (WSJ, 12/4/09)

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