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BROOKS: Green technology in America: A sad story

There are 1 comment on the Petaluma360 story from Oct 21, 2012, titled BROOKS: Green technology in America: A sad story. In it, Petaluma360 reports that:

The period around 2003 was the golden spring of green technology. John McCain and Joe Lieberman introduced a bipartisan bill to curb global warming.

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Roseville, MI

#1 Oct 21, 2012
Then, in 2008, Barack Obama seized upon green technology and decided to make it the centerpiece of his jobs program. During his presidential campaign he promised to create 5 million green tech jobs. Renewable energy has many virtues, but it is not a jobs program. Obama’s stimulus package set aside $90 billion for renewable energy loans and grants, but the number of actual jobs created has been small. Articles began to appear in the press of green technology grants that were costing $2 million per job created. The program began to look like a wasteful disappointment.

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