March 3, 2009

Biden promotes green jobs

Here's an op-ed from US Vice President Joe Biden about the need for green stimulus package in Philadelphia Inquirer.

The VP said the economic-recovery package that President Obama signed into law more than a week ago contains over $20 billion for investment in a cleaner, greener economy, including $500 million for green job training. He noted that green jobs will help build a strong middle class, which is America's economic engine.
"Green jobs pay 10 to 20 percent more than other jobs," said vice president Biden. "They also are more likely to be union jobs. Building a new power grid, manufacturing solar panels, weatherizing homes and office buildings, and renovating schools are just a few of the ways to create high-quality green jobs that strengthen the foundation of this country."

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