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More Americans have Green Jobs Than Oil or Gas Jobs; Lighting Standards the GOP Wants to Kill Created 12,500 Jobs

By Joe Romm  

"More Americans have Green Jobs Than Oil or Gas Jobs; Lighting Standards the GOP Wants to Kill Created 12,500 Jobs"

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Climate Progress previously reported on a Brookings Institution study, “Sizing the Clean Economy.” It demonstrated the “Clean Economy” has started delivering on its promise of high-wage jobs.

The Christian Science Monitor just did a nice article on the study, “Report: More Americans have green jobs than oil or gas jobs.”  They did a nicer graphic than the one we reposted from the study (see above).  The article also notes:

Lighting standards adopted by Congress in 2007 have also created at least 12,500 jobs by fueling the growth of new, greener technologies, according to separate data from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.  The US House recently tried to overturn those regulations…

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