08 Feb '12, 6am

Calif. Green Jobs Handled Recession Better than Conventional Jobs

Calif. Green Jobs Handled Recession Better than Conventional Jobs

During one year in the recent recession, green segments of California retained a higher percentage of jobs than the state's total economy. From January 2009 to January 2010, the state's overall economy lost 7 percent of jobs while the "Core Green Economy" lost 3 percent, according to the latest "Many Shades of Green" report from research group Next 10 . While previous versions of the report looked at how green job growth outpaced overall job growth , the 2012 version centers on how few green jobs were lost compared to other jobs. Next 10 defines the Core Green Economy as business that provide products and services that provide alternatives to carbon-based energy sources, conserve energy and natural resources, reduce pollution and repurpose waste. That includes the likes of renewable energy, recycling services, advanced batteries, water treatment, green marketing, bioplasti...

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