From the comments section (#88 out of 89):
Now that we have dispatched with the nonsense of Green-jobs-are-bogus. ...
Huh? Who has dispacted with that?
Environmental policy can change the mix of jobs but not the overall number of jobs. An economy CAN become greener. This is implicit in my original post. I should have made it explicit and I will in the Env-Econ 101 piece but I didn't think that part of the message would be so easily overlooked.
Green jobs ARE bogus. At least in today's political climate where politicians are promising 5 million green jobs without mentioning the cost (i.e., the loss of jobs in other sectors).
Green government fiscal policy doesn't create jobs in the long run. I've yet to see any real empirical evidence (economic impact studies don't count) that it does. Those who advocate green jobs, in my opinion, are (1) naively hopeful about win-win government policies and will become disillusioned or (2) crass marketeers of government boondoggles or (3) somewhere in-between.