13 Jul '11, 12pm

Green Jobs Outnumber Fossil Fuel Jobs -- and Are Growing Steadily

Green Jobs Outnumber Fossil Fuel Jobs -- and Are Growing Steadily

Do you remember the heady days of the stimulus program , with all the talk of green jobs and "shovel-ready " projects? Those days seem long gone (though they're likely to be back in the public consciousness as the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding ends at the end of the year) -- but green jobs and the businesses that create them are here to stay. A new report, "Sizing the Clean Economy ," was published today by The Brookings Institute and Battelle and offers what they bill as a first-ever look at current green jobs figures, including the number of jobs and how much they contribute to the economy. The report covers green jobs between 2003 and 2010, and serves as a useful map of just where the clean economy can be found. The short answer: Everywhere. There are about 2.7 million jobs that fall under the report's definition of green jobs, and they span a wide rang...

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