China Creating Green Jobs — One of the promises of the Obama administration was to create new jobs through the creation of Green Economy. We could restructure some of our factories and begin to make solar cells and wind turbines leading the world in the new Green Economy. Unfortunately, since we cannot seem to move things forward through our government system in the present, the change that we wanted to see is happening in the east. Freedman Writes in his article:
“China is changing from the factory of the world to the clean-tech laboratory of the world,” said Liu. “It has been the unique ability pit low-cost capital with large scale experiments to find models that work.” China has designated and invested in pilot cities for electric vehicles, smart grids, LED lighting, rural biomass and low-carbon communities. “They are able to quickly throw spaghetti on the wall to see what clean-tech models stick and then have the political will to scale them quickly across the country,” Liu added. “This allows China to crate jobs and learn quickly.”
It seems that once again here in the U.S. we have learned how to draw the defeat out of the mouth of victory.