“Carbon-Free Prosperity 2025” Report Highlights Potential for Green Jobs in Oregon and Washington

Earlier this month Clean Edge and Climate Solutions released a report Carbon-Free Prosperity 2025 that highlights the challenges and opportunities for Oregon and Washington to become leading centers for clean energy and energy efficiency.  The report also includes recommendations for action and outlines some of the benefits of these strategies, including the potential to create apporoximately 63,000 new jobs in the Pacific Northwest by 2025 in the following areas:

  • Solar PV Manufacturing: Up to 22,560 new jobs
  • Wind Power Development: Up to 6,000 new jobs
  • Green Building Design Services: Up to 16,834 new jobs
  • Sustainable Bioenergy: Up to 10,419 new jobs
  • Smart-Grid Technologies: Up to 7,000 new jobs.

“Clean energy is increasingly identified as the sector with the largest growth potential in the U.S. economy, and offers the best promise of meeting the twin challenges of economic and environmental decline,” said Ron Pernick, Clean Edge cofounder and managing director and report coauthor. “This report is a case study for how the Pacific Northwest region can seize a leadership role in the clean-tech economy.”

“To spark a real economic recovery, we need to repower America, and this region should be at the forefront,” said Rhys Roth, Climate Solutions’ Director of Strategic Innovation. “This report is a blueprint for how the region can become a global leader in clean technology – creating family-supporting jobs, regaining control of our energy future, and delivering real climate solutions.”

The report can be downloaded by clicking the image below:

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