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How are those Green jobs working out?

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Apr 12, 2008
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Maybe should have spent some of that stimulus on traditional energy jobs. they are harder to export, if you are drilling in the US

Evergreen Solar is filing for bankruptcy, citing lower prices and increased competition from a familiar source:

"When margins are getting squeezed, pennies count," says Pavel Molchanov, a solar analyst with Raymond James Financial. "Quite frankly, as a solar manufacturer, it is a lot better to pay workers $1 an hour in China than workers $15 an hour in Massachusetts."


Seattle won a $20 million grant from the feds to hire 2,000 locals at "living wages" to upgrade the insulation on 2,000 low income homes

But more than a year later, Seattle's numbers are lackluster. As of last week, only three homes had been retrofitted and just 14 new jobs have emerged from the program. Many of the jobs are administrative, and not the entry-level pathways once dreamed of for low-income workers. Some people wonder if the original goals are now achievable.

"The jobs haven't surfaced yet," said Michael Woo, director of Got Green, a Seattle community organizing group focused on the environment and social justice.

"It's been a very slow and tedious process. It's almost painful, the number of meetings people have gone to. Those are the people who got jobs. There's been no real investment for the broader public."

Get a report from oldtimer on how it is going so great in Mt, especially in the prostitution and dancing girls, your know how he keeps up on things like that, he can probably tell you how many zippers were down in an 30 minute time frame,, not counting his of course

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