This is a fascinating piece on the reality of the “green” economy and what we can reasonably expect in terms of “green” jobs. The article is not written by a free market conservative, but by a recruiter who deals with the industry.
We are constantly told by President Obama and local advocates like the environmental group New Energy Economy that so-called “green” energy will create thousands of jobs. The reality, as this recruiter points out, is not so simple (or promising for those who want a speedy transition).
As the recruiter notes, natural gas, while not green in the purist sense of the word — even wind isn’t green in that world — does have the potential to fulfill a greater percentage of our future energy demand.