Why it’s hard for the government to create green jobs

Source: Lydia DePillis - The Washington Post

Not too long ago, we heard a lot about “green jobs”: The win-win equation for boosting employment while retrofitting America’s buildings, energy systems, and transportation infrastructure for a cleaner future. In 2009, the federal stimulus act poured $595 million into green jobs programs, most of which went towards equipping people with the skills to particulate in the new green economy. Four years later, it’s still not clear what all the cash for green jobs achieved–and a Government Accountability Office report issued last week illustrates the difficulty of trying to foster an emerging industry by pumping money into it.

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