Hosted by: American Enterprise Institute
Five million green jobs, a $350 billion green stimulus package, billions more to green Detroit--there has been frequent mention of greening the economy in recent months. But while many numbers and goals have been tossed around regarding green job creation (from 2 to 5 million) there has been relatively little discussion of the costs and impact of such green endeavors on energy prices and the economy.
To shed light on the issue, AEI is hosting a policy forum. Making the case for green job programs will be economists Robert Pollin of the University of Massachusetts and John A. "Skip" Laitner, director of economic analysis at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Responding will be economists Anne E. Smith of CRA International and AEI's Alex Brill, a former staff economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers. AEI's Kenneth P. Green will moderate.
Added by insideronline on January 22, 2009