Just how realistic is the notion of green jobs? Well according to Stephen Moore in the American Spectator, you needn’t look any further than California, which was first in the nation in renewable energy standards, has the most stringent cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions, and has poured hundreds of millions of tax dollars into renewable energy. The result? A study from UC-Berkeley says the green economy accounts for just 1% of California jobs, which is a little more than 150,000 out of 15 million. This, by the way, includes trash sorters at dumpsters. California’s unemployment is 5th highest in the nation, and the state’s budget is $20 billion in the red, with a credit rating equal to Libya.
January 20, 2011 by CFACT,
CFACT defends the environment and human welfare through facts, news, and analysis.