Clean-Energy Industry Will Boost Northwest Economy, Job Creation

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A Clean
Edge
and Climate
Solutions
report called Carbon-Free
Prosperity 2025
details specific potential for 63,000 new jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and ways for this region to become a
global leader in the clean energy industry.

According to the report, the following five emerging clean
technology industry sectors offer Oregon and Washington one of the
best opportunities for sustained economic vitality and job growth:

     • Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing,
projected to provide up to 22,560 new jobs in the region by 2025;
     • Wind Power Development, projected to reach up to
6,000 new jobs;
     • Green Building Design Services, projected to provide
16,834 new jobs;
     • Sustainable Bioenergy, which could account for
10,419 new jobs; and
     • Smart-Grid Technologies, projected to create up to
7,000 new jobs.

When these clean technology sectors are fully implemented in
the Pacific Northwest, the region will be
well-positioned as a leader in the global shift toward greener and more
efficient forms of energy and transportation that reduce pollution and our reliance on fossil fuels.

 

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