"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in support of the proposition that a new focus on renewable energy could generate five million jobs seems to have been withdrawn.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.
Study: Savings Program Helps Poor Put Aside 4 Times More12 hours ago
GOP Senator Proposes Letting States Decide Whether They Keep Obamacare15 hours ago
U.S. Abortion Rate Lowest Since Roe v. Wade, But Rising in 6 States15 hours ago
Texas, and 13 Other States, Sue Feds Once More Before Obama Leaves16 hours ago
Minimum Wage Ruling a Small Win for Missouri Cities Seeking to Raise It16 hours ago
Opioid Addiction Declared a Public Health Crisis in New Jersey17 hours ago