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Green Jobs

Green jobs now photo by RhodyRevolution

Green jobs now photo by RhodyRevolution

Thanks Heather for adding this great article to the comment section.  I thought it was excellent to share with the class that even in the downturn with the economy that green jobs are increasing.  See article here: MSNBC The Hottest Places for Green Jobs in the U.S. by William Pentland of Forbes.

The article states, “In fact, the green economy could soon become the nation’s fastest-growing job segment, accounting for roughly 10 percent of new jobs over the next 20 years. The report forecasts that by 2038, renewable electricity production will create 1.23 million jobs; alternative transportation fuels, 1.5 million jobs; engineering, legal, research and consulting positions will be more than 1.4 million; and commercial and residential retrofits at 81,000 jobs, for a total of 4.2 million.”

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