Published: Nov 19, 2009
Another study, this time attempted by the research teams at the University of California-Berkeley, Yale and Illinois, predicts that a "robust climate change bill" can mean boosting our GDP by $111 billion by 2020. And if action to roll out emission cap-and-trade schemes and adopting green technologies is accelerated, this could lead to as many as between 918,000 to 1.9 million U.S. jobs.
Also angling for the consumer, the study also reveals that average household income stands to grow by between $488 and $1,176 annually as a direct result of the bill. The study was commissioned by Ceres, which is a group of green investors.
Tellingly, though, the predictions rest on some conditions that are a while from being met including requiring all US utility companies to generate at least 20 percent of electricity through renewable resources by 2020. Let's also not forget the accelerated rate of investment this will require in clean technologies. While GE has taken the lead in this, the goal is far from realization.
Of course if investors were willing, our unemployment rate would be much lower today, wouldn't it? Oh well, here's to more research studies and positive predictions. If only ...
A year ago, two of my best friends—a married couple, in their 30s, with children—decided to quit their jobs and spend some time doing volunteer work. After a lot of research and deliberation, they chose an intentional community in Georgia where they would be able to work with refugees.
Job creation is one of the key reasons cited by President Trump for pulling out of the Paris Agreement.
Specifically, coal jobs:
"The current agreement effectively blocks the development of clean coal in America," the President said in his remarks announcing the decision.
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In our last post, Part 1, we detailed the findings in Section 1 of the Vault Law 2022 Diversity Survey report pertaining to firm policies, efforts, and initiatives in the DEI space. Today, we will walk through the key findings from Part 2, going over current law firm demographics.