March 16, 2009

No such such thing as green economy?

It is true that most of the reports I've encountered (and posts) about the burgeoning green economy and the promise of new jobs are all seem to be bright, sunny, absolutely, positively (sometimes nauseatingly) optimistic.

Finally, here is a report that might put back a little bit of realism into the equation.

Researchers from the University of Texas-Arlington, York College of Pennsylvania, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and University of Illinois launched a study called Seven Myths About Green Jobs which calls into question the widespread claims on potential economic, employment and environmental benefits promoted by groups such as the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), the Center for American Progress, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) among others.

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