Bill Clinton Remarks on U.S. Clean Energy Sector and Economic Growth

Experienced financial services executive J. Randall “Randy” Waterfield serves as chairman of the Waterfield Group, overseeing its operations across sectors including real estate, technology, and merchant banking. The New York professional offers his business acumen to the boards of a number of institutions, including the Young Presidents’ Organization, Asure Software, and SMTC Corporation. Recently, J. Randall Waterfield accepted the honor of moderating a speech and interview by former president Bill Clinton at a meeting of the United Nations in New York City.

In the interview portion of his address, Mr. Clinton offered insight into how the United States might return to a period of economic growth similar to the one experienced during his presidency. In addition to international economic growth driven by efforts in China and Japan, Mr. Clinton also names clean energy as a likely source of future economic development. He cites the United States’ global prominence in alternative energy research, including studies in solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass energy. Additionally, Mr. Clinton notes that Iowa, Minnesota, and Texas have already made great strides in alternative energy, each maintaining a wind base load capacity exceeding 20 percent. Texas in particular has benefited from wind power incentives implemented by former governor George W. Bush, deriving over 25 percent of its electricity from wind power.

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