Last updated on: 9/3/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Blue Green Alliance Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The Blue Green Alliance supports increased investments in clean energy sources as a strategy for creating jobs, reducing global warming and moving America toward energy independence…

To truly transform our economy, the United States must continue a program of critical environmental investments, specifically solutions to global warming. By reducing its reliance on fossil fuels, the nation will create the next generation of clean energy, and the good, green jobs that come along with it.”

“Energy,” www.bluegreenalliance.org (accessed Sep. 3, 2009)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Blue Green Alliance is a national, strategic partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations…

Launched in 2006 by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club, this unique labor-environmental collaboration has grown to include the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The Blue Green Alliance unites eight million people in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy.

The Blue Green Alliance works on issues ranging from energy and climate change to transportation to workers’ rights and green chemistry.”

“About the Blue Green Alliance,” www.bluegreenalliance.org (accessed Sep. 3, 2009)

Mission:

“[E]xpanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy.”

“About the Blue Green Alliance,” www.bluegreenalliance.org (accessed Sep. 3, 2009)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Implement a Carbon Cap and Trade System?