Making News: Thousands Of New Jobs From Clean Energy

A new report shows that by investing in a clean energy economy, the United
States could create two million jobs nationwide.

The report found that investing in clean energy
would create four times as many jobs as spending the same amount of money within
the oil industry.

The media are paying attention: the release of
Green Recovery – A Program to Create Good Jobs and
Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy
was covered by nearly 100 local and national media outlets,
including Reuters, The New York Times, Scripps News, CNet.com, and
Grist.

The green jobs investment report analyzes the
potential for a two year, $100 billion green investment program to be an engine
for job creation nationwide. This type of investment is a component of a broader
clean energy strategy to create a low-carbon economy and reduce global warming
pollution, including an economy-wide cap-and-trade program.

For the
complete report findings please visit www.peri.umass.edu/green_recovery.

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