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Green Economy

Casting a Wider Net for Green Jobs

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rinku Sen

The Applied Research Center has released a Green Equity Toolkit to help community organizations, public agencies and individuals maximize the shared benefits of green economy jobs.

Copenhagen and Us

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rinku Sen

Communities of color, who experience the highest rates of joblessness and poverty, have also been hardest hit by environmental injustices.

Solar Is Coming to Town -- Price Shifts, Market Changes And Policy Opportunities to Grow the Midwest's Green Economy

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howard Learner

Everyone is in search of which clean energy option will be the US's savior from fossil fuels. While wind looks promising, a perfect storm of opportunities might make solar the best game in town.

Congress Lets Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit Expire

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura A. Hutchings

The expiration of this tax credit represents a step backwards for the residential energy efficiency movement.

Creating Jobs, Investment and Economic Opportunity in the Outer Boroughs

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

What New Yorkers need, especially those in outer boroughs suffering from the housing crash, is a way to channel investment to make green improvements to their homes and businesses.

Van Jones' Vision of Green Jobs Will Endure

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The ideas Van so eloquently communicates have become mainstream today, and that is threatening to the far right and their friends at Fox News.

Guess What Else Cost a Trillion

Joshua Keyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joshua Keyak

We must live more sustainable lifestyles, not only for our own individual health and pocket book but also for the well-being of others.

Looking Backwards in Order to Move Forward

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

The Navajo Nation, currently saddled with a 44% unemployment rate, has become the first Native American tribe to pass green jobs legislation.

GE Moves Green Jobs To China

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

In the last decade, GE has closed over fifteen factories in Ohio and downsized numerous others. Since 1980, employment in GE Lighting has dropped by 68 percent.

Navajo Nation Starting Green Jobs Initiative

Yahoo! Finance | Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Supporters of an effort to create green jobs on the Navajo Nation say a newly formed commission will help to spark creation o...

Will Protectionism Protect Our Workers?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

Many in China already resent US economic bullying and blame Wall Street for selling them junk loans and infected financial products that have caused vast economic losses.

The Stimulus We Need

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

We need a vision that will excite businesses and alert them to where investments can be fruitfully made. A vision that exudes confidence about the future.

Pooping Where You Sleep: Bad for the Economy

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Time and time again, an environment-degrading practice often defended as necessary to economic health is revealed, upon closer inspection, to be uneconomic.

Planet Ocean: Riding a Green Ship to the Future We Want - Project Kaisei

Mary Liz Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Liz Thomson

Hundreds of square miles of ocean, just North West of Hawaii, are covered thick with floating human garbage. The ocean doesn't clean itself.

The Case for a National Office of Transition

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

President Obama is seeking massive changes in the way the US is operating when it comes to energy, transportation, agriculture and labor, among others...

Government Announces Money For Green Jobs, Training From Stimulus Package

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DENVER — Vice President Joe Biden and two Cabinet secretaries unveiled a national program Tuesday to train workers for "green jobs" that will make p...

Feds To Give Green Job Aid To Ailing Auto Towns

AP | JAMES HANNAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DAYTON, Ohio — The federal government will give car-manufacturing communities $50 million in grants to train laid-off workers for jobs in the en...


Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

I hope that the Sierra Club continues to support the new proposed bill more enthusiastically than they have the "greenwashing" efforts of their shot-gun bride, Clorox Corporation.

Blacks and Latinos Barely Afloat During Recession: With High Rates of Unemployment, Obama's Recovery Plan Not Enough

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

In order to cut the unemployment rate in those communities to the projected national rate of 6.5 percent, an additional 1.7 million jobs would have to be created and go directly to Blacks and Latinos by 2010.

Who's Missing in the Big "Green" Conversation?

Ben Hecht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Hecht

Many cities seem to be missing the critical aspect of including low-income and under-served urban areas as part of their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints.

US Outsources 22,000 Green Jobs To India | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Green offshoring is creating demand for sustainability engineers, marketing and business development executives, data center management engineers, uti...

The Hypocrisy of Green

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Unfortunately, Earth Day for many has become yet another narcoleptic occasion to enact pointless environmental rituals while denouncing the greed and excesses they also find themselves ankle deep in.

How To Get A Green Job: Newsweek

Newsweek | Christina Gillham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Loma Roggenkamp was looking for a new career. Saddled with a huge student-loan debt and an underpaying job in graphic design, the 29-year-old Pennsylv...

Senator Specter Kicks Off Nationwide Town Hall on Clean Energy Future

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

International climate experts say that the next few years is the window for averting irretrievable climate disruption. If there's no action before 2012, that's too late.

Green Energy Paradox: Activists Fear Renewable-Energy Projects Could Damage Wildlife

Washington Post | Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The SunZia transmission line that would link sun and wind power from central New Mexico with cities in Arizona is just the sort of energy project an e...