Tennessee makes 'green' list thanks to solar power

Monday, December 9, 2013
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Tennessee has made the list of top states for green jobs, but one organization has concerns about taxpayer funding.

The list was compiled by the business group Environmental Entrepreneurs in which Tennessee was number nine on the list, with credit going to a solar power generation site in McNairy County, near the Tennessee and Mississippi state line.

Former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore tweeted that he was "proud" of his home state of Tennessee.

Meanwhile, Andrew Ogles with Americans for Prosperity Tennessee has concerns.

Tennessee sign"Any time a job is created, that's a good thing," says Ogles. "My concern with the green energy movement is that it's heavily subsidized, and so these jobs that are created, what are the longevities of those jobs?"

An industry should really be "self-sustaining, should be viable in the marketplace without heavy government subsidies," Ogles adds.

As for Gore's comments, Ogles says it was to be expected.

"This is his issue and so it was expected that he's going to comment on it," says the Prosperity spokesman. "But in Tennessee, he doesn't have a lot of credibility any more.

"We thank him for his service," says Ogles, "but we're also thankful that he's not serving anymore."

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

If you could ask President-elect Trump to focus on one priority during his first week in office…

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Inauguration Eve: Trump juggles work, play, preps to party
Invitations in hand, West Bank settlers head to inauguration
41st President Bush stable, wife '1,000 percent better'
Obama commutes 330 drug sentences
Arkansas panel OKs restrictions on 2nd trimester abortions
California withdraws immigrant health care request
US bombers strike Islamic State camps in Libya

LATEST FROM THE WEB

College offering course that asks 'Is God a white supremacist'?
Silly old arguments on separation of church, state
Inaugural protests are the last gasp of a dying narrative
Trump should dump Obama’s transgender shower decree
And now the left’s war on normal Americans truly begins

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Business 2013: Year in Review

It was another busy year in business news, but nothing compared to ObamaCare and Healthcare.gov.