Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Business Leaders: 2 million US Jobs from Clean Energy

Business leaders meeting in Copenhagen sized up how a new carbon markey andshift to clean energy will affect the world's economy.

The Associated Press reports:

"Hoping to create a global carbon market, the organizers of a world business summit on climate change said 2 million new jobs would be created in the U.S. alone if it increased its reliance on cleaner sources of energy. The Copenhagen Climate Council study said the U.S. would gain that many jobs, if its electricity use grew by just half of 1 percent a year and a quarter of its electricity came from wind energy and other renewable sources. EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told the CEOs of major international corporations that similar investments could produce a million new jobs in European Union countries." See full article.

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