"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in support of the proposition that a new focus on renewable energy could generate five million jobs seems to have been withdrawn.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.
We invite you to discuss and comment on this article using social media.
911 Hacks and Outages Underscore Need for New Systems, But Most Places Can't Afford Them10 hours ago
Transportation Advocates to Trump: Where's the Money?11 hours ago
Omission of San Francisco From Federal List of Sanctuary Cities Confuses Immigration Experts13 hours ago
After Its Voter ID Law Was Ruled Unconstitutional, Arkansas Passes a New One15 hours ago
NCAA Gives North Carolina a Deadline to Repeal Anti-LGBT Law or Lose More Events15 hours ago
Judge: Regardless of Illinois' Historic Budget Stalemate, Lawmakers Must Get Paid15 hours ago