Ahh--remember when "green jobs" were the wave of the future. President Obama crisscrossed the Country talking about the thousands of jobs that were going to be created making wind turbines and electric batteries. Billions of taxpayer dollars were distributed to promote these save-the-environment employment opportunities (please ignore that ABC news reported that 80 percent of the money went to foreign firms).
Northwest Ohio got in on the green jobs bonanza with UT erecting an entire field full of solar panels on the corner of Hill and Parkside and one wind turbine on the Scott Park Campus. These entities produced enough energy to power...well, never mind about that.
It seems that the Obama administration has come to accept what most of us knew from the beginning--"green jobs" were the figments of liberals' imaginations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that it has eliminated all "measuring green jobs products." According to the BLS website: "This includes the special employer surveys that provide data on the occupations and wages of jobs related to green technologies and practices, as well as career information related to green jobs." Say it ain't so!
The BLS blames sequestration for necessitating this move; but you can bet if green jobs were growing by leaps and bounds, there is no way the BLS would have chosen this information for elimination. I guess when you have nothing to measure, there's no need to gather statistics.
Alas, we're just left to reminisce about how great it was when so many of our family and friends were employed in green energy jobs.