IER economist Robert P. Murphy discussing Spain’s green jobs experience at a briefing on December 3rd, 2009.

The briefing, entitled Alternative Energy: Lessons from Spain featured a panel of experts from diverse backgrounds who discussed Spains efforts to develop green jobs and technology and whether these policies should be considered in the United States.

Murphy’s testimony cites data from “Study of the Effects on Employment of Public Aid to Renewable Energy Sources,” a study by Dr. Gabriel Calzada Alvarez of the King Juan Carlos University in Madrid, Spain.

The Spanish green jobs study can be found here: http://www.instituteforenergyresearch…

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