Atlas Information
Articles By Year
Articles:
February 11, 2011
"Synergy - the bonus that is achieved when things work
December 3, 2010
Bethesda, MD, November 21, 2010 – In late October, local
November 8, 2010
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released a draft
October 25, 2010
ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 (I-P Edition) – Energy Standard for Buildings
October 29, 2010
Recent testing at Air Quality Sciences has resulted in a
August 30, 2010
Washington -- Federal regulators are considering giving all new
August 30, 2010
The world's most high-profile climate change sceptic is to declare
August 30, 2010
In a recent article by Jonathan Fahey of Forbes, he says about
July 27, 2010
For its August issue, Vanity Fair surveyed 90 leading architects,


'Green' Jobs Compete for Stimulus Aid

Obama Weighs Them Vs. Traditional Projects

By Paul Kane and Michael D. Shear

In one of the first internal struggles of the incoming Obama administration, environmentalists and smart-growth advocates are trying to shift the priorities of the economic stimulus plan that will be introduced in Congress next month away from allocating tens of billions of dollars to highways, bridges and other traditional infrastructure spending to more projects that create "green-collar" jobs.

The debate has centered on two competing principles in the evolving plan: the desire to spend money on what President-elect Barack Obama calls "shovel-ready projects," such as highway and bridge construction, vs. spending on more environmentally conscious projects, such as grids for wind and solar power.

Lawmakers opposed to the emerging-technology projects accuse their colleagues of using the financial crisis to push through pricey policy proposals that they say would do little to boost the economy in the immediate future.

To read the entire article, please click the More on this Topic link below.

 

 

WashingtonPost.com
| Top |