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Unions Call for Science-Based Reductions in Greenhouse Gases

Mon, Jan 18, 2010

Global Warming

TruthoutBy Brendan  Smith and Jeremy BrecherOver the past couple of years, the American labor movement has become an enthusiastic supporter of expanding "green jobs" that fight global warming. But the actual practice of implementing emissions-reducing policies that scientists say are safe has been a harder pill to swallow. Now, in

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Tags: American labor movement, Green jobs, Transport Workers Union, Service Emplyees International Union, Laborers International Union of North America

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Global Wind Power Could Generate 318 Gigawatts By 2013

Tue, Jun 16, 2009


Wind Dailyby Staff WritersMr. Reinhardt says that the global recession dealt a glancing blow to the wind power industry in 2009 by forcing many developers to cancel or delay projects. However, he says, the industry will rebound sharply during 2010 as credit markets thaw and the flow of capital resumes.The

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Tags: Wind power, Pollution, Fossil fuels, Green jobs

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‘Green’ jobs outpacing traditional ones

Fri, Jun 12, 2009


Christian Science MonitorBy Ron Scherer“Green jobs” are growing nearly 2-1/2 times as fast as traditional jobs, finds a new study by Pew Charitable Trusts. The study, released Wednesday by Pew as the first ever count of such jobs in all 50 states, concludes that the clean energy economy, while still

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Tags: Green jobs

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