Do You Think Green Jobs or Enviromentally Friendly Jobs Help Create More Jobs?

@elmiko (6635)
United States
November 6, 2009 11:46am CST
The jobs I'm talking about are jobs in solar panels,wind jobs, or anything that involves renewable energy. I think it helps the environment but creating more jobs is a different story. I just don't see it creating more jobs as less money is needed for renewable energy sources. I could see people possibly losing jobs due to green energy. Finances are not as much of a worry but for the unemployment rate thats over 10% now its definitely worse. Shouldn't that be the beauty of green energy though since money isn't as much of a problem in the long term? I still think theres at least some way for the green jobs industry to prosper while at the same time helping the economy to grow. Either way about it renewable energy is the future. Whats your thoughts?
4 responses
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
7 Nov 09
I do think the wind jobs would really take off if they just got to work on it I have heard they are training people to put them up. Solar panels cost so much to install on your house I do see it going to far right now with poeple out of work. Really thin they need to drill here and drill now! get some of the oil riggs working again that is just setting there very stupid of then lertting them all lay Idle!
@elmiko (6635)
• United States
10 Nov 09
oil will still be around even with renewable energy because so many products are made with oil. theres a long list of stuff i looked up online thats made from oil.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
10 Nov 09
yes there sure is!
@jambi462 (4595)
• United States
7 Nov 09
Yeah I think that Green Jobs and Environmentally Friendly jobs can help create more jobs because they are expanding and will need more help. Our society should really be thankful for any new job opportunities we can get. It should be important to us to try and come up with more environmentally efficient ways of living so we aren't burning through so many resources.
@elmiko (6635)
• United States
10 Nov 09
very true
@savypat (20245)
• United States
6 Nov 09
If more of us insist on green products more jobs are created. Demand always creates jobs.
@elmiko (6635)
• United States
10 Nov 09
thanks for sharing.
@jb78000 (15163)
6 Nov 09
this is an interesting take on renewable energy - and you might be right about it (none of the jobs involved in finding oil etc are required after all). although setting things up will provide extra jobs in the short term. however outside of renewable energy there are a lot of environment related jobs (just recycling for example provides a lot more than just arranging for everything to be dumped somewhere) so i think it evens out.
@elmiko (6635)
• United States
10 Nov 09
yes the rearranging of the recycles. i didn't think about that.