Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What Price Green Jobs?

Time - Muhammed Muheisen - AP

If U.S. stimulus funding calls for "Buy American" and if in application municipalities demand union labor on stimulus projects, what will our competitive position be with Chinese workers such as the one shown above on a cinder slag heap in China? What price Green Jobs? Will (or has) Asia overtake the Western World in Alternative Energy?

It is a mistake to assume that "green" technology is immune to the same competitive forces driving economies the world over. It does not matter how good a green solution is, if it cannot be competitively implemented it shall wither and die.

Richard Wottrich

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