The nation needs a 'Green Deal' to spur jobs, economy

Wasik, John F.
November 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);11/17/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 46, p25
The author points out that U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress need a Green Deal that concentrates quickly on jobs, housing, education and financial security to blunt a prolonged recession. He says that the plan by Obama should go beyond his campaign pledge of a $150 billion investment for clean energy and hybrid cars. He also accounts a study entitled "Green Jobs" by the Worldwatch Institute which notes that the renewable-energies and energy-conservation industries employ around 2.3 million people worldwide.


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