Green Energy = Jobs
The United States needs to reduce its carbon footprint by about 40 percent over the next 20 years and by 80 percent by 2050 in order to control climate change. This is what we need to achieve to stop playing Russian Roulette with our global environment. You can reduce your home's carbon footprint by 34 percent immediately just by signing up with Pear today.
Building the green economy will be a major new source of job creation in the United States and elsewhere, as research by Pear President Robert Pollin and his co-workers has demonstrated. The basic facts are simple. When we invest, say, $1 million in building the green economy, this creates about 17 jobs within the United States. By comparison, if we continue to spend as we do on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, you create only about 5 jobs per $1 million in spending. That is, we create about 12 more jobs for every $1 million in spending - 300 percent more jobs - every time we spend on building the green economy as opposed to maintaining our dependence on dirty and dangerous oil, coal, natural gas, and nuclear power.
Therefore, the more rapidly we invest in the green economy now, the faster we will produce millions of good jobs throughout the country for peoples with a wide range of backgrounds. You can help create these new job opportunities right away by signing up with Pear.