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New York Times’ brutal take on CA green jobs revisited

The promises of Gov. Jerry Brown and predecessor Arnold Schwarzenegger that green jobs and the green economy would be the backbone of California’s economic comeback seem all but forgotten. Brown didn’t even mention all his 2010 promises in his successful

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De Leon ‘green jobs’ vow didn’t pan out for Obama, Brown

New Senate President Kevin De Leon’s announcement Friday that creating a broad swath of “green jobs” would be a priority will be greeted with applause by greens in West L.A. and the Bay Area and on campus, but it will

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CA, US green-job campaign promises fall far short

In 2008, Barack Obama ran for president on the promise that he would get the economy out of the Great Recession with a recovery plan built on green jobs. He promised 5 million such jobs would be created across the

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Green flack thinks <2% annual growth in CA 'cleantech' is impressive

The fallout from the news that 16 Assembly Democrats were willing to go on the record with their concerns that AB 32 will drive up gas prices and cause economic pain to struggling folks in their home districts continues to grow.

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CalPERS boss: Losses on ‘cleantech’ bets are ‘noble’ 6

March 23, 2013 By Chris Reed It’s not just President Barack Obama and Gov. Jerry Brown who have drank the green Kool-Aid and bought into the idea that “green” jobs and energy can be America’s economic salvation. It’s also that

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CA job growth vs. ND job growth: Bring on fracking! 6

March 9, 2013 By Chris Reed Greens were doing some chest-thumping this week after a new study came out that said California led the nation in 2012 in creation of green jobs. “Environmental Entrepreneurs tracks the creation of green jobs

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Lies about green jobs: Now it’s the Los Angeles edition 2

March 1, 2013 By Chris Reed We’ve seen President Obama and Gov. Brown spread the green jobs myth, pretending that niche categories of employment can revive the larger national and state economies. Now Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti is

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Obama’s green jobs went up in smoke

Oct. 30, 2012 Katy Grimes: The phony green jobs that I have been writing about for several years are just another inconvenient truth in this administration. The U.S. Labor Department’s Inspector General just released a report on Friday revealing that President

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In the spirit of ‘Animal Farm’: Some projects are more ‘worthwhile’ than others 4

By Chris Reed Sept. 21 The difference between the federal government’s go-slow-or-is-it-no-go approach on the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the let’s-get-it-done push for the first segment of the California bullet train is instructive, in that in both cases we

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Live Like You’re A Liberal 7

MARCH 20, 2012 Songs and books have been written about the importance of living every day as if it will be your last. While a seemingly noble concept, living out each day indulging in special moments and treats instead of

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