Green Jobs: Hope or Hype Redux

Publication Date: April 2010

Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): H. Sterling Burnett; James Franko

Research Area: Labor

Keywords: green jobs

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


On the campaign trail in 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama announced a plan to create five million new "green collar" jobs. Since becoming president, he has repeatedly touted his support for green jobs; for instance, in his 2010 State of the Union address and Earth Day remarks on April 22, 2010. In addition, recent stimulus legislation and appropriations bills have contained provisions to subsidize or promote green job creation.