In response to my post: If the Move To Renewables Is Inevitable, Why Not Do It Now? frequent commenter Larry Lemmert writes: “The birth of the solar age will not come without a lot of birth pangs. It is too simplistic to think that the economics do not matter and that the jobs created as the new paradigm kicks in will offset the jobs lost in industries impacted negatively by the change.”
Thanks, Larry. The most credible things I’ve seen suggest a significant economic boom associated with the development of cleantech — starting with energy efficiency, but expanding into clean energy. I base this on a large number of interviews, but principally with my talk for my second book with Dr. Robert Pollin. The link above will take you to a few of his most recent publications.