From left to right Tom Rice, Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse on a tour of an innovative coal-fired power plant. (CBC)

Green economy: power to the people

A local, worker-owned, green economy is the do-or-die alternative to globalized capitalism.  The claim that the choice is between jobs and the environment is bipartisan, “larger-than-usual deception.” The Solutions Project estimates that a Rhode Island water-wind-sun energy transition will create 13,000 forty-year jobs, 7,500 in construction and the rest in operation.  Compare this to the 300 three-year […]