News Business & Policy More Funding for Green Jobs By Melissa Hincha-Ownby Writer Arizona State University Melissa Hincha-Owny is a business writer who has covered topics ranging from personal finance and corporate social responsibility to parenting. our editorial process Melissa Hincha-Ownby Updated January 23, 2020 More than $500 million dollars from the Green Jobs Act of 2007 has been set aside for green jobs training grants. (Photo: Andrew Magill [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr) Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices The Recovery Act, which passed earlier this year, will provide funding for the Green Jobs Act of 2007. Originally, $500 million was set aside for green jobs training grants. That money is still there but yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden, Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced that additional funding would be set aside for green jobs training. “Donovan said some of the $4 billion from Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus plan that was budgeted to renovate public housing will be spent to create jobs for making the dwellings more energy efficient.” Source: The Associated Press The announcement came during a meeting of the Middle Class Task Force, which was held in Denver. Although this announcement was praised by many as a step in the right direction, it did come with some denouncers. Lately, a lot of buzz has centered on a controversial study from Spain that claims that country lost 2.2 traditional jobs for every green job it created. The study has been debunked, but the controversy about the focus on green jobs in the U.S. continues.