(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

As there is extremely little private economic growth investment, not a surprise there as our now capitalist society isn’t built on private growth investments, and the government is locked into not investing, that’s only going to get worse, others are quickly taking over what we once were:

Millions of green jobs created in China… probably

28 July 2011 – China’s fast-growing green economy could provide millions of new jobs in the coming decade, according to a study from the Worldwatch Institute.

The environmental research group estimates that 4.5 million green jobs will be created in 2020 alone, in the energy, transportation and forestry sectors – but one of the report’s authors has warned that the country lacks many of the “basic and crucial” statistics to track its green economy, making estimates difficult.

“It’s fair to say that China has started tracking the green economy, but there is still a long way to go,” said Haibing Ma, China programme manager and co-author of the Green Economy and Green Jobs in China: Current Status and Potentials for 2020 report.

The Chinese government has made an initial effort to calculate the country’s “green GDP” but Ma said the methodology “remains largely unclear, nor is the calculation and reporting process transparent”.

In trying to calculate the potential for green jobs, Ma found inconsistent methodologies used by the Chinese national and regional governments, challenges tracking the many smaller businesses that likely have a significant impact on job creation, a lack of industry trade organizations to monitor employment growth, and difficulty in separating out green sub-sectors from larger, fast-growing industries. read more>>>

They are going full bore and they’re not the only ones, even so called third world countries are starting to move ahead of us, we done exported not only jobs, nor our once envied innovation, nor our envied experienced trades, we exported what the U.S. used to be up till some thirty to now forty years ago, same time frame of our moving towards alternatives and locking the brakes on that innovative economic growth!!

Like this article brings out, China, with it’s population and size, are moving so fast forward in developing green nobody has an accurate count set up yet as to a complete picture of that growth under specific green issues. U.S. corporations like Duke energy are partnering with companies over there to build all green cities, they’ve already got some built or building and more comin!

The newer solar, wind, whatever other, technologies and advances will be coming from others not us. We’ve already started courting foreign companies to build and expand here, or are buying from, while we allow the wage and worker benefits to drop thus growing the bottom line profits for the few who aren’t doing the needed labor for steady growth and new innovations nor are they investing in growth.


  1. New Clean Air Rules Force Some Coal Plants to Close

    Jul 29, 2011 (IPS) – Utility companies across the U.S. have announced plans to shut down and retire several coal-fired power plants following a new rule published by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intended to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide.

    The new rule, called the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAP), announced on Jul. 7, is one of several new rules expected from the EPA that will make it difficult for the coal industry to keep aging plants running.

    Other proposed rules which will likely force the closure of several coal plants in the near future include a new standard limiting mercury pollution, expected later this year; a limit to carbon dioxide pollution; a limit to ozone pollution; and regulations on coal ash, a toxic by-product of coal power plants.

    EPA estimates the CSAP rule will save as many as 34,000 lives nationally each year.

    “No community should have to bear the burden of another community’s polluters, or be powerless to prevent air pollution that leads to asthma, heart attacks and other harmful illnesses. These Clean Air Act safeguards will help protect the health of millions of Americans and save lives by preventing smog and soot pollution from traveling hundreds of miles and contaminating the air they breathe,” EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said in a statement.


    Republicans in the U.S. Congress, particularly the House of Representatives, are attempting to delay the new rules, and strip the EPA of its resources, among other measures. read more with some announcements listings>>>

    But are we trading off the long pollution creating industrial problems, as they’ve fought to maintain, above ground by going to rapidly into creating possibly even worse damage with fracking for natural gas as we’ve already started with reports of damage done, and what is the long term damage to what makes up and keeps together this planet below our feet.

  2. to develop new energy to protect environment

    July 31, 2011 – A city on the ancient Silk Road will strive to develop solar and wind energy to drive the local economy and protect the vulnerable environment characterized by its desert-threatened oases.

    Earlier this month, the National Energy Administration (NEA) voiced its support for Dunhuang in the northwestern Gansu Province to build itself into the country’s first nation-level pilot city of new energy development. read more>>>

    Part Two

    July 31, 2011 – Due to the over draining of water, more than 10,000 mu (667 hectares) of saltwater lakes and 1,000 mu of freshwater lakes in the oases have dried up, he said.


    More than 3,500 square kilometers of wasteland on the edge of oases in the city can be used to build solar and wind energy facilities, with the potential installed capability reaching 100 million kilowatts, according to the data.


    Earlier this year, Liang Zhipeng, deputy director of the Department of New Energy and Renewable Energy of NEA, said China plans to build pilot zones of microgrids in regions with rich solar and wind resources and establish 100 pilot cities of new energy development from 2011 to 2015. read more>>>

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