Green Jobs: Clean Energy and Efficiency In Obama’s Jobs Speech
By Keith Johnson of the Wall Street Journal on December 8, 2009
Green jobs are still a big part of the Obama administration’s plan to jumpstart job creation.
In this morning’s big jobs speech, President Obama outlined three main ways Washington can get people back to work: helping small business get more credit so as to hire more people; beefing up investment in infrastructure such as rail, roads, and bridges, and ramping up government support for energy efficiency and clean energy.
Specifically, the President asked Congress to “provide rebates for consumers who make energy efficiency retrofits,” which in theory would provide a double-whammy of providing jobs and saving consumers money by sealing up leaky houses. Mr. Obama said “we know that creates jobs.”