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The Green Revolution: Working for People, Not Publicity by @GreenForAll

The Green Revolution: Working for People, Not Publicity by @GreenForAll

That's why, in this unique moment, the green economy is a ray of hope; it's providing new jobs at a time when the rest of the economy is struggling. As Forbes recently pointed out, "green jobs are the sweet spot in an otherwise bitter economy ... [and] are estimated to grow 6.3% annually over the next five years, expanding by nearly 20% by 2016." So, when people ask what happened to the so-called "Green Revolution", I have to wonder what were they expecting? Fireworks every time a green job is created? Parades? Flags in the sand? The fact is that progress in the green economy is happening, just in subtler ways than some thought. Consider the story of Brad Fields , who was laid off last year after spending most of his career at an auto plant in California. He found new work at Bloom Energy, which makes fuel cell boxes to power buildings. In addition to Fields, 20 other form...

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