White House to create "many" green jobs

Via Environmental Capital:
The White House isn’t entirely sure what a “green job” really is, but by the time President Obama leaves office, the U.S. economy will have created “many” green jobs.


The report acknowledges the difficulties in defining just what a “green job” really is, and shies away from the huge numerical targets that marked candidate Obama’s campaign-trail rhetoric. But it also notes that plenty of occupations—such as laying new electricity-transmission lines—are part of the clean-energy economy, even if they aren’t “environmental” per se.
More quantitative accountability would be politically suicidal, of course, but the lack of hard numerical targets by which to judge success or failure is still frustrating. At least the "many" green jobs will help us "create or save" 4 million jobs overall...

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