Thursday, October 21, 2010

American Wind and American Jobs: Setting the Record Straight

The oil and gas companies are up in arms because they know they will end up loosing to renewables. There has been a lot of progress on cutting back on mountaintop removal, so they are putting their energy into combating the future - as well as the jobs that the coal industry is losing. I heard one of the Tea Party candidates claim that most of the government money that goes to renewables flies out the door to China. But exactly the opposite is true. There are many renewable jobs just waiting for financing, and many companies have already provided green jobs. This video from the American wind Energy Association (AWEA) tells the story right: