Last week, WUNC.org discussed what exactly would change in the NC employment and business landscape (audio). The talk centered on two questions:
...have we reached a tipping point where demand for clean-energy technology has caught up with supply? And how can the demand for green jobs help put those in our most impoverished communities to work?For more, a report by two participants of that talk, Gary Gereffi and Marcy Lowe of the Duke Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, lays out how climate change and job creation are inherently linked (PDF). Their thesis: American ingenuity is perfectly suited to the growing demand for renewable and clean energy.