Getting the facts straight on green jobs

Nelson: There is a lot of astro-turfing and downright lies flying around, all for political party agendas rather than the best interest of the country and the planet.

The past few weeks have seen a perfect storm ofmisinformation on green jobs: What they are, how many there are, how much they contribute to the economy. Many of those throwing numbers around have relied on one source, a recent reportfrom the Brookings Institution, which worked with Battelle’s Technology Partnership Practice to attempt to define, evaluate, and count green jobs as a part of the economy from 2003-2010.

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