There is no doubt that former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate on Wednesday but there were many instances where the Republican nominee played fast and loose with the figures. One very obvious example was his description of how a section of the stimulus bill was used to invest in green […]

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A new piece of bipartisan legislation, supported by Republican Senator Olympia Snowe and Democrats Dianne Feinstein, Jeff Bingaman and Benjamin Cardin, could lead to the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs in the construction and manufacturing industries, according to both its authors and a number of industry conservation interest groups such as the […]

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5 Reasons Why Green Sector Jobs Are Helping The US

With all the criticism surrounding the Obama’s administration’s focus on green job creation, I thought I would look at some of the many positives which detractors tend to forget about the green economy in the United States. Here are 5 reasons why people should be optimistic. 1. 3 times as many jobs are created in […]

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The Green Sector And Attacks By Special Interests

It seems quite astonishing to me that one of the major sectors of industry in the US which is seeing growth is being attacked and undermined by certain special interests. These special interests have a massive influence over congressman and women and have led to the green energy sector being in a situation it should […]

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California Conserves Energy The Equivalent Of 600,000 Homes

The California Public Utilities Commission has said that the state of California has saved approximately 5,900 gigawatt-hours of electricity for the fiscal year 2010-11. The consequence of a vast array of energy conservation programs approved by the commission, the amount is the equivalent of the power that could be created by 2 sizeable power plants […]

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Reds Out Performing Blue States In Green Job Sector Growth

The US Election campaign has been characterized by the two sides exchanging verbal volleys in regards to the economy and the pros and cons of the green business sector. With green jobs and the lack of growth being a particular favorite of the Romney campaign, it is slightly ironic that the highest growth figures for […]

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The Dramatic Rise In Green Construction Employment

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has been using increasingly sophisticated methods to study how green jobs are rising in a vast array of different industries in the United States. By classifying jobs that are environmentally friendly in their practices as well as in producing green goods and services (GGS), the bureau can very precisely […]

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Why Statistics Don’t Lie When It Comes To Green Jobs Growth

I do get a bit sick and tired of people going on about the lack of growth in green jobs. What I always do when I am asked about the issue is to refer back to the Brookings Institution and Battelle’s Technology Partnership Practice report of July 2011, entitled the Sizing the Clean Economy” which outlines how […]

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The Politics and Policy of Tax Credits for Wind Generation

The political policy issue of ‘Tax Credits’ for renewable technologies has been making its rounds in Washington again. Given the significant increase in wind generation recently, the two sides of the political spectrum have been passionately arguing their case. The conservatives hold dearly to their principle of allowing the free market to decide the rise […]

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Obama fighting back in campaign over Green Jobs

Designed to capitalize on the Romney campaign’s blunder on suggesting that wind energy credits should not be extended, Barack Obama’s campaign released a new video online today using the owner of a small business in Michigan as an example of how green jobs are being created successfully and are revitalizing the economy. The video profiled […]

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