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In all the buzz of ideas and activism going on outside the convention hall, the rise of green-collar jobs as a signature progressive idea is inescapable. With the potential to help solve our economic, environmental and national security weaknesses, investing in a clean energy economy is quickly becoming a no-brainer which only conservative brains refuse to embrace.

I had the opportunity to talk with Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire about her record on clean energy and green jobs. Watch our interview below.

And I also interviewed David Roberts of Grist.org, who was very impressed with the “sophistication” of the green jobs discussion outside the convention hall, yet felt it was only getting cursory mentions inside the hall.

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