"Green-Collar" Jobs -- Great Idea or Gimmick?
By now, anyone following the Democratic Presidential nomination has heard a great deal about so-called "green-collar" jobs. Barack Obama has promised five million ...
By now, anyone following the Democratic Presidential nomination has heard a great deal about so-called "green-collar" jobs. Barack Obama has promised five million new jobs in fields such as renewable energy. Hillary Clinton has displayed similar enthusiasm.
Are these promises for real?
The environmental magazine Grist provides a nice overview this morning. But even Grist seems to be struggling to get its facts straight. The UT-Rand Corporation study it cites in support of the proposition that a new focus on renewable energy could generate five million jobs seems to have been withdrawn.
So for now, anecdotes are all we have.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
How 'Political Ghettos' May Cost Democrats the House6 hours ago
U.S. Department of Justice Will Investigate Baltimore Police6 hours ago
Some States' Medical-Waste Rules Complicate Ebola Fight16 hours ago
Obama Campaigns for His Home State's Governor16 hours ago
Divided U.S. Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID16 hours ago
Sports Betting Now Legal in New Jersey16 hours ago