Geee Posted August 26, 2015 Share Posted August 26, 2015 Human Events: When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed California’s anti-global-warming law (AB 32) in 2006, he did so amid fanfare over a predicted boom in “green jobs.” Gov. Jerry Brown likewise has used the promise of an emerging low-pollution economy to ameliorate fears over the loss of traditional jobs as “cap-and-trade” policies boost costs for the state’s businesses. Green jobs have been growing rapidly percentage-wise, but that’s mainly a function of the tiny size of this sector. Fortune magazine reported on a “big spike” of 9,800 green jobs nationwide over three months — but that’s still a pittance in a nation of 320 million people. California didn’t top that list. This slow performance explains the recent brouhaha over an Associated Press report about the failure of 2012’s Proposition 39 to live up to its goals. The “Clean Energy Jobs Act” – which closed a corporate tax loophole and diverted the extra revenue to green-energy projects in public schools — claimed it would create 11,000 jobs a year. “Money is trickling in at a slower-than-anticipated rate, and more than half of the $297 million given to schools so far has gone to consultants and energy auditors,” according to AP. “The board created to oversee the project and submit annual progress reports to the Legislature has never met … .” Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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