After hearing that green technology is the new hot thing these days, I read that Duane Carrow, director of renewable energy programs at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, is singing a different tune.
He tells the Marshall Independent:
“Green jobs have not lived up to the hype. Everybody from the president on down said green jobs were going to save the economy. It hasn’t happened.”
But he says biofuels and wind power have been helpful to the region.
Read the full story here.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.