The Clean Energy Mistake

Creating clean energy jobs is the wrong way to undo the recession, says Forbes' Mark Mills. Today's energy infrastructure represents a minor section of the American economy.

Forbes' Mark Mills on clean energy jobs: At the risk of sounding something like a Green Grinch, let me be the first to say that I truly hope that America's recovery does not come on the back of a clean tech job revolution. All things equal, history will repeat itself and there won't be any such revolution. And that's a good thing. Job growth—and in particular manufacturing growth—will inevitably come from elsewhere and almost certainly in surprising ways. I know this thinking runs afoul of a favored theme in the green-tech community where, to paraphrase, the American imperative is to ensure we don't get left behind in the solar and wind jobs revolution that will otherwise send employment elsewhere, like China.

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