(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:
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.
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.