Thursday, June 18, 2009

Two Studies Claim Benefits To Pittsburgh Region From Investment In Green Economy

Two studies on job creation from clean-energy investment show that on top of job creation there will be consumer savings from new economic opportunities created from a new clean energy economy. The reports, prepared by the Political Economy Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council found that clean energy investment will benefit millions of Americans from all educational and economic backgrounds. One of the reports says that an investment in clean energy economy would produce 12,985 jobs in the Pittsburgh region with 7,000 available for workers with high school degrees or less and would cut unemployment in the Pittsburgh region by over one percentage point. All of these benefits from clean energy investment would result from the American Clean Energy and Security Act being discussed in Congress and from the already approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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