Browner stands by 'economy-wide' climate program, but 'encouraged' by dialogue in Congress

Browner, whose official title is special assistant to the president on energy and climate, briefly touched on the progression of climate talks during a conference call on Tuesday with reporters intended to address a new White House-supported package of incentives to encourage homeowners to make energy efficiency improvements in their homes.

Browner said an economy wide program would create clean energy jobs. She added that she was “encouraged by all this discussion,” and looked forward to reviewing legislation being developed by Kerry, Graham and Lieberman.