Tattooed advocates will win Washington - Bill Clinton
Notes: Bill Clinton understands Washington powerbrokers and he acknowledges the impact of grassroot action from salt-of-the-earth workers.
Every audience has its own heroes, and growing numbers are employed in clean energy industries.When they speak out about clean energy, policymakers will listen.
Currently about 2.3 million people worldwide work either directly in renewables or indirectly in supplier industries. Given incomplete data, this is in all likelihood a conservative figure. The wind power industry employs some 300,000 people, the solar photovoltaics (PV) sector accounts for an estimated 170,000 jobs, and the solar thermal industry, at least 624,000. More than 1 million jobs are found in the biomass and biofuels sector. Small-scale hydropower and geothermal energy are far smaller employers.
"The more people with visible tattoos who advocate for clean energy, the more success it will have in Washington. You win the tattooed vote and we’ll have the damnedest environmental policy anybody ever saw."—Bill Clinton