Monday, September 1st, 2014

Efforts To Go Green Good For The Economy

Wind-Solar-Renewable-energy-powerOver the years, since that first Earth Day in 1970, some have tried to paint environmentalists as "radicals" who did not really understand the economy.  

But Howard Learner, president of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, says there is nothing "radical" about it.  Curbing pollution creates jobs.  Currently there are more than 60,000 megawatts of wind generating capacity in the US.

Today, some call clean energy investments 'job killers,' but Learner says that is a myth.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than three-million people hold 'green' jobs.  A half-million Jobs are in manufacturing, 370,000 in construction, and nearly 350,000 in professional, scientific and technical services.

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