How many green jobs did Obama want to create this year, and is he close to that mark?



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    Obama’s campaign promise was 5 million jobs with $150 billion in government investment over 10 years.

    There is no way of knowing at the moment. The only data available is on Wind energy. This industry currently employs about 85,000 people.

    The Bureau of Labor statistics just recently established its definition of a green job, and is working on gathering meaningful statistics with regard to all aspects of the industry. They define these jobs with two separate criteria: Businesses that make a product which will benefit the environment/conserve resources, or a company that has applied green business practices, making their process of production more energy efficient. The full BLS definition can be found here.  The first wave of data should be available in 2012.

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