19 Aug '11, 5pm

Are Green Jobs Programs a Bust? Not So Fast

Are Green Jobs Programs a Bust? Not So Fast

Having just gotten back from a quick tour of Michigan and Ohio, and seen some of the early returns from our growing clean economy, I find this recent NY Times piece frustrating. In it, the author uses a few local data points without context and a limited reading of a recent study to claim that "green jobs" are a mirage. On closer review, it’s a local piece from a San Francisco paper , picked up by the Times. But it will likely get further coverage from national outlets and thrown around as evidence that somehow we’re not seeing the green jobs that have been promised by advocates and industry in the past few years. This could not be further from the truth. With some colleagues, I recently drove through parts of Michigan and Ohio, stopping in at various companies connected to the new clean energy economy (my colleague Lauren Kubiak is blogging the tour here ). I toured facto...

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