Another entry by Emanuel F.
I enjoy reading articles that have a critical argument on environmental policies, and expose me to different ideas and points of view. Recently I read a Heritage Foundation study Impact of CO2 Restrictions on Employment and Income: Green Jobs or Gone Jobs? I couldn’t help wondering how Mr. Kreutzer, Senior Policy Analyst in Energy Economics and Climate Change at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis, thinks that “green jobs are phantom job creation.” His article failed to consider the importance of CO2 restrictions in the form of a “cap and trade” and ignored the definition of green jobs.
A green job is not a “phantom job.” A green job is (and I paraphrase a definition that I have heard many times) in essence a job that addresses the environmental challenges of our country; it is a job that does something for people, and is helpful to, or at least not damaging to, the environment.