Then it HAS to be that the green wire is shorted (to ground) OR there is a problem in the alternator.
I removed the green wire from the alternator and it’s still charging, so there must be an internal problem with the alternator.
I guess I’ll be returning a brand new alternator.
I checked the brushes at the time of purchase and the was no continuity to ground on either brush.
Must be some other possible internal problem with the alternator?