11 Aug '11, 3pm

More than 150,000 Jobs Exist in the Clean Car Sector; New Standards Will Create More

Today President Obama is speaking at a factory in Holland, Michigan that makes lithium batteries for advanced hybrid electric cars. We have heard a lot of bad news about the economy lately, but when the President stands in the Johnson Controls’ plant, we will hear a different truth: clean cars have powered Detroit’s turnaround and put Americans back to work. This isn’t a projection about the future. It is happening today. Clean car manufacturers have already created more than 151,000 jobs in America . There are more than 300 companies in the clean car sector with facilities in 43 states, according to a report released earlier this week by NRDC, the United Auto Workers, and the National Wildlife Federation. Michigan and Ohio are home to the most clean car workers, but thousands more are employed in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Texas, Alabama, and North Carolina. These Americans ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/plehner/already_151000_...

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