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Let’s get to the bottom of this 500,000 green jobs numberPosted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Aug. 27, 2016
Growing green jobs is a reason state leaders cite to support ambitious climate change policies. The policies will spark technological innovations and entrepreneurship to create new industries and jobs but they often say nothing about the losses that may be suffered by consumers and other businesses.
Senate Pro Tem Kevin deLeon said the following after SB 32 and AB 197 passed this week to set a new climate change target for 2030:
The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has this to say about green job creation in California. Some highlights:
Most importantly, the “500,000 new clean energy jobs” claim does not account for jobs lost due to costs in other sectors such as manufacturing. California’s 1.28 million high-wage manufacturing workers should be concerned that creating a phantom number of new green jobs at their expense is a measure of success for climate policies.
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