Thousands Of New Jobs From Clean Energy

As
America confronts the current energy crisis, a new report shows that
the U.S. can create two million jobs nationwide by investing in clean
energy technologies that will strengthen the economy and fight global
warming. The report finds that investing in clean energy would create
four times as many jobs as spending the same amount of money within the
oil industry.

The
available solutions that help families reduce their forced dependency
on fossil fuels are the same technologies that will create good paying
jobs, recharge America’s economy, solve the climate crisis, and help
protect America’s natural resources for our children’s future.
 
Green Recovery – A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy
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 pollutions, including an
economy-wide cap-and-trade program.
 
In
addition to creating two million jobs nationwide over two years, a $100
billion initial investment in our clean energy future would:
· Create
roughly triple the number of good jobs — paying at least $16 dollars an
hour — as spending the same amount of money within the oil industry.
· Bolster
employment especially in construction and manufacturing. Construction
employment has fallen from 8 million to 7.2 million over the past two
years due to the housing bubble collapse. The Green Recovery program
can, at the least, bring back these lost 800,000 construction jobs.
 
For the complete report findings please visit www.peri.umass.edu/green_recovery.

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