What happened to the idea of creating green jobs, especially now?

Remember the idea of creating a green economy? Why is it dead? When jobs are needed, these could fill in and actually make us energy independent. This used to be the biggest issue out there. 90% of all educated college students and workers agree that the environemnt was in peril and that we caused wars for oil. Now adding more jobs this could be a win win win but its a disaster becuase the ignorant put the GOP in charge of the funds.

Asked By: Average College Student - 7/26/2011
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Ask Obama. He didn't create them for two years and Republicans only took over the House 6 months ago. He was all about solar and wind farm technology. What happened to that I wonder. I suspect it was more rhetoric that his followers bought into and when he didn't deliver it was convenient to blame Republicans. I... More
Answered By: Di - 7/26/2011
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Ask your golden-boy President. He's the one who has dropped the ball on every goddamn thing he ever said he'd do in the beginning.
Answered By: El Tecolote - 7/26/2011
Remember that the GOP's goal is to ruin the economy so they will be able to get back in power in 2012. The ultra-wealthy make a lot of money when the economy is faltering - unlike us who suffer during down times.
Answered By: Leesabrat - 7/26/2011
Gone With the Wind Just like your presidents chances for reelection.
Answered By: I Like Men Now - 7/26/2011
Green Job Efforts Kill 2.2 for Every One Created THIS is all you need to know about green jobs...
Answered By: Obama Carny - 7/26/2011
Not enough supply to meet the demand. The law economics. It's simple.
Answered By: Baroccoli - 7/26/2011
they have found that a single green job costs like 4 normal jobs to the society.
Answered By: BadWolf63 - 7/26/2011
I don't think it is economically feasable since green programs have to be subsidized. As long as oil and coal remain relatively cheap - green energy will remain on the backburner.. dispite harm to the environment, and dispite the cost of maintaining our geopolitical hegemony to ensure the oil arrives on time from all... More
Answered By: Dr. Zaius - 7/26/2011
Easy quick money attracts the investors and their money. Green jobs is slow profit so no money is going into it. If you want jobs and a living out of green jobs you need to think local and work with local communities. It's not going to be a dramatic movement.
Answered By: Simon West - 7/26/2011
Green jobs aren't permanent, there is so much red tape and over-regulation of green industries, many green manufacturers have decided it's not worth the trouble. For the most part, wind turbines are made outside the USA, and Obama has brought in engineers from China to set them up. So there are green jobs, just not for... More
Answered By: Proud To Be Infidel - 7/26/2011
Obama will have to answer that one.
Answered By: Judy - 7/26/2011
The jobs we create by consuming this technology (or just about any other technology for that matter) are in foreign countries.
Answered By: Paul Jackson - 7/26/2011
Because you don't need green jobs when global warming has been proved a hoax.
Answered By: Jack Napier - 7/26/2011
What happened to green jobs you ask? I imagine the cost of producing them happened... More
Answered By: RageFury - 7/26/2011
You need to ask you boy wonder about what his new Job Czar , Jeff Immelt , the CEO of GE ; the one that runs GE , and paid NO TAX on 4 billion dollars of profit for 2 years ? While you libs are in your self inducted Obamacoma`s , here`s what you`re missing !!! While Ohio is traditionally thought of once being a center... More
Answered By: Barry Jones sr. - 7/26/2011
Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee: Little Jackie paper, loved that rascal puff, and brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff......:-)
Answered By: Christopher Jorden - 7/26/2011
They're not profitable. If you invest in something, you do so expecting a return also AKA profit. Shell just dumped the wind mill project in Europe because it was going to cost them more than they would ever make back. Very simple concept if you would just think about it for more than 2 seconds.
Answered By: SmokeEater - 7/26/2011
Reality happened You live in a fantasy world
Answered By: Rayne - 7/26/2011
Because, although we have the technology it is so costly at this time to not be worthwhile and profitable. It will take several decades to get 'green energy' that is cost effective. Peace
Answered By: PARVFAN - 7/26/2011
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