Sunday, June 8, 2008

Job Report

From Greenbuzz


An interesting new study on the potential of so-called green jobs indicates that there's plenty of jobs to be found in the world of green and clean technology. The six areas studied -- building retrofitting, mass transit, energy-efficient automobiles, wind power, solar power, and cellulosic biomass fuels -- indicates that "the vast majority of jobs associated with these six green strategies are in the same areas of employment that people already work in to-day, in every region and state of the country." For example, constructing wind farms creates jobs for sheet metal workers, machinists and truck drivers, among many others. Increasing the energy efficiency of buildings through retrofitting relies, among others, on roofers, insulators and building inspectors.

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