August 31, 2014

Federal Spending on Clean Energy Falls Short on Jobs, but Wind and Solar Advance

August 12, 2012
The Kansas City Star

Excerpt

“Whenever the government has been involved in so-called stimulus, it’s really more than stimulus,” said Diane Lim Rogers, the chief economist for the Concord Coalition, a budget watchdog that advocates for fiscal responsibility.

The 2009 stimulus, she said, was aimed at helping people make ends meet, increasing demand for goods and services in order to create jobs, and making a long-term shift in the way resources are used in order to better reflect social values and costs.