Browsing the "green jobs" Tag

DNC: Wednesday’s environmental update

September 6th, 2012 | by Jeremy Bloom

While there wasn’t much talk about climate change at the Democratic Convention Wednesday, there were other environmental issues that came [&hellip

Paul Ryan Loves Government Spending

August 20th, 2012 | by danheffe

If there’s one thing Republicans love, it’s federal government spending.  Their other great love is keeping up a continuous echo [&hellip

What can the US afford after the Great Recession? Annie Leonard has some answers in The Story of Broke.

November 4th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Are we broke? Can we really not afford a clean environment, green jobs, and clean energy? The truth is, we can't afford NOT to do those things. The folks who brought us The Story of Stuff, a cute animated film that asked whether we're spending too much on random crap rather than leading meaningful lives, now revisits the concept, post-Great Recession: How do we make meaningful lives now that we can't spend too much on random crap anymore

How green was Obama’s jobs speech?

September 8th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Well, he talked the talk. But when it comes to the environment, will President Obama be able to walk the walk? His jobs plan won't do as much for the environment as earlier programs like tax credits for home solar and wind power installations

Obama’s jobs plan: Looking for the green

September 8th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Here's an overview of the details of President Obama's jobs bill. There isn't much that has a green component... Some are more directly green, such as money to renovate schools that will include energy-saving insulation. Some of them are more of a stretch

Full text of President Obama’s jobs speech to Congress

September 8th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Some of you sincerely believe that the only solution to our economic challenges is to simply cut most government spending and eliminate most government regulations. ...We shouldn’t be in a race to the bottom, where we try to offer the cheapest labor and the worst pollution standards. America should be in a race to the top. And I believe that’s a race we can win

Where are the jobs? It’s the green sector…

September 8th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

Tonight President Obama will present his plan for putting Americans back to work. He's got no small task in front of him. There aren’t any easy answers for how to create jobs in this dismal economy. But there is one bright spot that's likely to get short shrift tonight on both sides of the aisle, so let me shine a bright light on a corner of our economy that is actually growing jobs: clean energy

NY Times article on green jobs gets it completely wrong

September 7th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

How did the New York Times prove green jobs aren't good for the economy? By ignoring the finding that there's explosive growth in the sector and instead completely misquoting and distorting their sources to conclude green jobs are a pipedream.

Environmental State of the Union

January 25th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

So President Obama has delivered his 2011 State of the Union. And while the environment wasn’t entirely AWOL, it sure [&hellip

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