24 Aug '11, 8pm

Van Jones slams misleading quotes in NYT green-jobs story:

Van Jones slams misleading quotes in NYT green-jobs story:

Also: Contrary to the article, I explicitly told the reporter that I stand beside my prediction that the clean energy sector will create millions of jobs. But I warned him that a majority of those jobs could end up in China soon, unless D.C. starts acting aggressively. China's government has been moving quickly to gobble up global enterprises and industries. Meanwhile, D.C. has been missing in action since the mid-term elections. Most troubling, the recession cost us nearly 10 million jobs, and there are an additional 15 million underemployed people in the United States. To fix America's economy single-handedly, the clean energy sector would have to generate 10-25 million jobs, all by itself. We never said we could create 10-25 million U.S. clean energy jobs, under any scenario. The most enthusiastic backers were debating numbers in the 3-5 million range -- and that was ov...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/green-jobs/2011-08-24-van-jones-slam...

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