Turn Green Switch Now for a Fresh Burst of Energy

by Susan Harris Rimmer and Anna Rose in The Canberra Times
Originally published in The Canberra Times on June 18, 2008

Not only can current jobs be adapted to green jobs, Australian engineers who now go to Europe, California or China might be lured home. Eventually, every job needs to be a green job: every industry will need to readjust to the reality of climate change and play their part in cutting Australia’s emissions. At best, everyone wins. At the very least, the ”job losses” chorus needs to be muted while data and new opportunities for green jobs are explored. The German renewable sector experience shows there are real possibilities for green-job creation in Australia over the next 10 years, but only if we grasp the mettle and think strategically now.

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