Duke study says 'going green' will grow jobs in U.S.
For all their talk of building a green economy — one flush with jobs that help protect the environment — most politicians have not said exactly where the new jobs would come from. A new study from Duke University tries to fill in the gaps.
Released Tuesday and sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and labor unions associated with the AFL-CIO, the report said the nation's manufacturing sector could be a significant beneficiary of the green movement.
"Some people have tried to pit the environment against the economy," said Marcy Lowe, a co-author of the report. "But it's not an either, or."
Asked by Anonymous at 3:20 AM on Nov. 20, 2008 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by MissHeidi0304 at 10:52 AM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 AM on Nov. 20, 2008
Wouldn't this make people lose jobs also? I'm all for going green, but making some new jobs to go green would also get rid of other jobs that aren't so green.
Answer by ambie1983 at 4:48 AM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by ny.chica at 8:27 AM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by MissHeidi0304 at 10:56 AM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by ny.chica at 5:56 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
MissHeidi0304 - Great answer! I do think that "going green" will create more jobs! The more wind and solar power we use, the more manufacturers will be needed. The same for recycling.
Going green doesn't mean stopping jobs. It means creating new ones and getting rid of some old ones. Look at the solar panel industry. Solar panels on homes were impossible 10 years ago. But now are more reasonable. My husband just build a house with solar panels (with generator), septic tank, and fireplaces. It is completely off grid.
Answer by jcsscfam5 at 6:49 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by mommaforobama at 12:50 AM on Nov. 21, 2008