Green Jobs

Business & Technology

How Obama kinda completely missed the boat in his jobs speech

Let's you and me sit down and have some RealTalk™ for a minute: President Obama's jobs speech last night was about as good as it could get -- in the absence of any mention of the core driver of our …

Green Jobs

David Brooks' myth-ridden flip-flop on green jobs

The New York Times columnist continues the paper's vendetta against green jobs with a misleading piece filled with misinterpreted data.

Coal

Dissing coal — and the future of West Virginia

When state leaders react to mild criticism of coal like it's an assault on the dignity of all West Virginians, they're doing more than overreacting: They're cheating the Mountain State out of a clean energy future.

Green Jobs

Why do green jobs pay better than other jobs?

Less-educated workers with green jobs get higher wages than their peers with other low-skill jobs. Could it be because more green jobs are union jobs?

Business & Technology

Critical List: Conflicts connected to climate; some green collar jobs are also white collar jobs

Conflicts across the world can be connected to climate phenomena like El Niño. Mitt Romney: so wimpy on climate issues, it hurts. Some green jobs require an MBA. Drivers are still cutting down on miles, even though gas prices are creeping downward.

Green Jobs

Van Jones slams misleading quotes in NYT green-jobs story

Obama's former green jobs czar sets the record straight after The New York Times cherry-picked his quotes to support the proposition that the clean energy economy has failed.

Green Jobs

NYT green-jobs story ignores 'explosive growth'

The New York Times article claims that the green economy has failed to live up to job-creation promises. This kind of premature, incorrect, and misleading reporting is dangerous.

Urban Agriculture

Airport beekeeping project is a win-win-win

A new project raises bees on undeveloped land near O'Hare Airport, trains ex-convicts in beekeeping, and sells the resulting honey and beeswax.

Business & Technology

Oil monarch's $1.5 billion Star Trek theme park will run on green energy

King Abdullah of Jordan is probably the world's richest Star Trek fan, which explains why he's able to drop the GDP of Burundi on a theme park to celebrate his pop culture obsession.