News: Green Job Growth at an Impressive 9.1%

News: Green Job Growth at an Impressive 9.1%

Trent Johnson
Jun 12, 2009

According to a recent report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, Green job growth was at 9.1 percent between 1998 and 2007, versus 3.7 percent for the overall job market -- resulting in a total of 770,000 green jobs spread between 68,200 businesses -- and approaching the same number as employed in the traditional energy sector, 1.27 million.

Green jobs growth outpaced other job classifications by nearly 250 percent over the last decade. And the green job boom is just beginning. Few of these jobs included in this study are as a result of President Obama's plan for economic recovery and energy transformation.

For example, the Obama administration just ordered $210M Worth of Fuel Efficient Vehicles from GM, Chrysler and Ford. While the 14,105 fuel efficient vehicles aren't as green as the Prius, at least it's an improvement for the environment, and an improvement for the domestic economy.

See Wired's take on the Pew report here.

Via Wired.

Image from Barratt Developments.

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