"Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that." Martin Luther King Jr.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The economics will win over the climate deniers
Jobs — Fossil Fuels Vs. Renewables
In 2012, there were a total of 137,650 permanent coal-related jobs nationwide , and 806,831 oil and gas jobs as of 2011 . By contrast, there were 3,401,279 green jobs in 2011 . The Department of Energy predicts using conservative estimates that by 2030 there will be over half a million wind jobs alone .
Putting a price on carbon when it comes out of the ground is simple, will raise the cost of fossil fuel spurring more development in high mileage cars trucks and energy stingy appliances and factory machinery. It grows the economy, creates jobs. There is no good economic argument against it.