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The elusive and expensive green job

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  • Furchtgott-Roth, Diana

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The United States, Europe, and non-governmental international organizations are seeking to encourage the creation of green jobs and the use of non-hydropower renewable energy. This paper discusses the challenge in defining green jobs and reviews definitions across different countries, states, and NGOs. The paper describes some of the costs the United States has faced in creating jobs through programs funded by the Departments of Labor and Energy. The paper concludes by comparing the experiences of China and the United States in the use of renewable energy.

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  • Furchtgott-Roth, Diana, 2012. "The elusive and expensive green job," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(S1), pages 43-52.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:34:y:2012:i:s1:p:s43-s52
    DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2012.08.034
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    1. Connolly, Kevin & Allan, Grant J & McIntyre, Stuart G, 2016. "The evolution of green jobs in Scotland: A hybrid approach," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 88(C), pages 355-360.
    2. repec:eee:rensus:v:78:y:2017:i:c:p:614-623 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Mundaca, Luis & Luth Richter, Jessika, 2015. "Assessing ‘green energy economy’ stimulus packages: Evidence from the U.S. programs targeting renewable energy," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 1174-1186.
    4. Schmalensee, Richard, 2012. "From “Green Growth” to sound policies: An overview," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(S1), pages 2-6.

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    Keywords

    Green jobs;

    JEL classification:

    • J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General
    • O50 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General
    • Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
    • Q30 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
    • Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General
    • Q50 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - General

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