Green Really is the New Black Check out this article from Empower News Magazine for a summary of how green jobs can stimulate the economy. Recently there has been some debate over the allocation of dollars for the upcoming stimilus package. Should the investments start with infrastructure (roads, schools, bridges, buildings) or alternative energy? I say we can do both. Buildings need power right? Any new infrastructure projects that are going to be funded with our dollars need to be as energy efficient, healthy and environmentally friendly as possible. The initial costs may be slighty higher than traditional construction, but are often paid back within a few years. We simply can't afford to continue doing things as we have in the past and expect a better result.