23 Aug '11, 6pm

NYT green-jobs story ignores ‘explosive growth’

NYT green-jobs story ignores ‘explosive growth’

I recently drove through parts of Michigan and Ohio, stopping in at various companies connected to the new clean energy economy ... I toured factories that are manufacturing wind components , energy-efficient roofing products, and light fixtures , and even a refrigerator recycling facility. In some of the areas hit hardest by both the recession and long-term outsourcing of U.S. manufacturing, the new clean economy is bringing jobs back. More importantly, these aren't jobs that involve sitting at a desk all day pushing paperwork around (like, say, my job), but good-paying factory jobs for working-class Americans, where things get built or made, and then sold. Astraeus is in Eaton Rapids, Mich., a town of about 5,000, and has developed innovative ways of manufacturing wind components quicker and cheaper. They've been able to hire back nearly all of the 100 workers that lost ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/green-jobs/2011-08-23-nyt-green-jobs...

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