From: Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters, via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), More from this Affiliate
Published November 5, 2009 10:21 AM

Clean Energy Legislation Will Boost US Manufacturing Jobs

U.S. clean energy legislation could help create 850,000 manufacturing jobs around the country, a report from a group representing business and environmental interests said on Wednesday.

The study conducted the Blue Green Alliance found that policies such as a renewable electricity mandate would provide steady demand for clean energy and put Americans to work building the components needed to make wind turbines, solar panels and other technologies.

"There's no question that our big investment in clean energy can lead to the rebirth of American manufacturing," said David Foster, executive director of the alliance.

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States with the most potential for creating renewable manufacturing jobs include California with an estimated 95,616 jobs, Texas with 60,100 and Illinois with 56,579.

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