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Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs & Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy

Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, James Heintz and Helen Scharber

Published Studies from Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Abstract: September 2008As the nation debates its energy future, this report shows that the U.S. can create two million jobs by investing in a rapid green economic recovery program, which will strengthen the economy, increase energy independence, and fight global warming.Green Recovery – A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy was prepared by PERI under commission by the Center for American Progress and released by a coalition of labor and environmental groups. Focusing on a short-term clean energy and jobs program, Green Recovery reports that a short-term green stimulus package would create two million jobs nationwide over two years. >> Read more about Green Recovery and download the full report

Date: 2008
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