05 Dec '11, 4pm

Green Building Is The Key To Rebooting The Economy

Green Building Is The Key To Rebooting The Economy

Jordan Weismann of the Atlantic puts together a graph that shows how construction had the worst percentage loss of jobs in the country, over one in four jobs lost in total. He writes: The recession and painstakingly slow recovery have absolutely slammed industries traditionally dominated by high school educated males. Both in relative and absolute terms, they've seen the worst of this economy. And four years after things began to slide, those workers are still in a lot of pain. One would have thought that green building and energy retrofitting might have been a good place to do some effective job creating, and indeed that was the plan with the Home Star Act of 2010, which would have put six billion dollars into energy retrofits. It was, as Brian noted , a "complete no-brainer" of a bill. But it was filibustered and killed by the Senate Republicans , who don't care about jo...

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