We could’ve had 20,000 jobs building a pipeline with not a dollar of taxpayer money being wasted.
Swain, countries like Australia also tried to move "too quickly" in promoting green jobs, putting in place large subsidies to retrofit houses and office buildings.
Renewable energy tax incentives that are currently available, as well as those that were introduced as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.
Direct employment includes “jobs created in the design, manufacturing, delivery, construction/installation, projects management and operation and maintenance of the different components of the technology, or power plant, under consideration.”.
But the reason for the focus on green jobs now is because Candidate Obama, running for reelection, promised millions of green jobs that he has, under any calculus, been unable to deliver.
During the operational phase, NREL estimated that the Section 1603 grant program supported 5,100 to 5,500 direct and indirect jobs per year.
Starting with the $9 billion in grants, the result to establish 5,510 jobs averages out to $1.63 million per job.
The ILO estimated that some 60 million additional jobs can be created through the use of this policy.
If solar projects are more likely to be motivated by the Section 1603 grant option, or if solar projects are more labor intensive, the 39% ratio would understate job creation for solar projects.39 Second, the 39% ratio was based on wind projects completed in 2009.
But can these jobs be called “green,” since they involve skills and trades that can be used in other energy and manufacturing sectors.
There were other indications that green jobs weren’t as robust as the administration had wished.
However, much remains to be done to fulfil the promise of green jobs, experts warn.
Yes, they can, according to John Galvin, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ acting commissioner.
Galvin responded to questions from congressman Darrell Issa (R Calif.) to clarify what jobs are green, according to the administration’s count.
Even where there were green job programs, the results were disappointing.
And at least 60 percent of the green jobs were temporary.
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