Renewable Energy

It's all about energy, from renewable sources to energy-efficient usage.

Add to My MSN

Lots of Green in the Stimulus Package

2/17/2009 4:01:21 PM

Tags: green jobs, economy, stimulus, renewable energy

President Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus package today, and it includes a lot of green spending. An article in Grist says that a total of about $82 billion of that money will be used for green initiatives, including investing in renewable energy, energy efficiency, public transportation, improvements to the grid, and training for green jobs.

The hope is that by investing in green energy, both economic and environmental problems will be solved at the same time. Right now about 400,000 people work in the renewable energy industry in the United States, but that number is predicted to be in the millions in the near future. (Read 37 Million Green Jobs Are Possible.) An example of a source for green jobs is in the wind energy industry. According to the Worldwatch Institute, every megawatt of installed wind energy capacity creates 4.85 full-time jobs in the United States. Not bad, but let’s hope this stimulus package works.



Related Content

Renewable Energy Capacity Continues To Rise

Renewable energy accounts for nearly 50 percent of added capacity in US in 2012.

Renewable Energy: What's the First Step?

Start cutting your electricity use today, and it will save you a bundle of cash on a renewable energ...

Follow the Money: Renewable Energy in the Stimulus Package

Want to know more about where that $787 billion dollars in the stimulus package is going? Here are l...

Want to Trade up in Gas Mileage and Get a $4,500 Credit?

What kind of car would you get with the Car Allowance Rebate System, which gives consumers up to $4,...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 

jen_17
9/3/2009 12:26:23 AM
Looking for a new job in the earth friendly vacation and travel department. Any ideas?







Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.