Monday, January 12, 2009

Obama: Economic Stimulus Plan Will Create 500,000 New Green Jobs

Last week, President-Elect Barack Obama’s said that his economic stimulus plan will create half a million new green jobs for America.

“We’ll create nearly half a million jobs by investing in clean energy – by committing to double the production of alternative energy in the next three years, and by modernizing more than 75% of federal buildings and improving the energy efficiency of two million American homes,” the president elect said. These made-in-America jobs building solar panels and wind turbines, developing fuel-efficient cars and new energy technologies pay well, and they can’t be outsourced.”

Watch the complete address:

The statement came as Obama discussed his plans to create 3 to 4 million new jobs nationwide. The President-Elect told the nation that immediate and dramatic action is needed to reverse the current economic downturn.

As a candidate for president, Barack Obama made it that clean energy and green jobs would figure heavily into his plans to invigorate the economy. As the president-elect, Obama has remained true to that commitment. But he can't do it alone.

Show your support for policies that will promote clean energy, create new green jobs, and help the environment!

Support We Can Solve It's Repower America Plan for 100% Clean Electricity in 10 Years!

Join the Sierra Club in urging your representatives in Congress to support a green stimulus package!


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