Fiction: Going green will help make the planet a better place. But it won’t help me feed my family or save money in the long run. This won’t even affect me in my lifetime.
Fact: While “green” maybe chic at the moment, it does have the potential to pay out as well. The stimulus plan puts about $20 billion into green efforts including $500 million towards training for green jobs and $11 billion towards helping people make their homes more energy efficient. Clean energy jobs have the potential of offering workers 10 to 20 percent more than similar jobs, according to Vice-President Joe Biden. Solar energy provision in the stimulus plan will help create some 60,000 jobs in the solar industry this year. The President, meanwhile, is adamant about doubling the country’s renewable energy supply in three years. So going green is something we all will have to think about right now.