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Published on December 12th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan


US Secretary Of Labor Under Nixon & Secretary Of State Under Reagan Has Solar-Powered Nissan Leaf To Fight Global Warming (VIDEO)

We’ve written about George Shultz before. The distinguished economist and businessman served under presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. He served as “the United States Secretary of Labor from 1969 to 1970, as the director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1970 to 1972, as the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1972 to 1974, and as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1982 to 1989.” Clearly, at one point in time, he was a leading voice of the Republican party. Now, he is an adamant proponent of action to combat global warming, and a carbon tax in particular.

A good friend and long-time CleanTechnica reader, cleantech leader Arik Ring, during last night’s #SolarChat supplied me with more love for George Shultz by tweeting me a video about the cleantech life of Shultz. It’s a short video and is definitely worth a watch, so check it out here:

Again, you can check out more about George Shultz and his global warming action push here.

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  • Arik Ring

    Hi Zach, I kind of missed it before… Thank you so much for the credit and of course your friendship!

  • Frederik

    While it is good that Mr. Schultz supports renewable energy, let’s not make a hero out of him. Let’s not forget that he was Secretary of State at a time when the Reagan administration was financing and training death squads in Central America.

    • Zachary Shahan

      I’m just trying to get the “Republicans can be cleantech champions” idea flowing.

      • A Real Libertarian

        He’s a Nixon era Republican which means he’s a hard left democrat by today’s standard.

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