05 Sep '11, 10pm

Investing in clean energy creates American manufacturing jobs. Here's how:

Investing in clean energy creates American manufacturing jobs. Here's how:

An investment of $150 billion a year in clean energy -- roughly 1 percent of national GDP -- would result in 1.7 million new jobs, with about 870,000 of them accessible to workers with a high school degree or less . About 614,000 of the new jobs available to workers with a high school degree or less will offer decent opportunities for promotion and rising wages over time, helping lift low-income workers out of poverty . The potential for clean-energy job creation within this category is seven times larger than the number of jobs that could be created by spending the same amount of money within the fossil fuel industry . By investing in energy efficiency and sustainability, we can solve America's energy crisis, the climate crisis and the economic crisis at the same time. America Wants Clean Energy Jobs U.S. workers speak out about the need to invest in clean energy technolo...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/energy/greenjobs/

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