Report: Renewables Could Create
Tens of Thousands of Jobs
Nov 14, 2006 - Wind Energy Weekly
The manufacturing of renewables components such
as wind turbines and solar panels could create 42,000
new jobs in Pennsylvania and 23,000 new jobs in
Ohio if the right federal and state incentives are
put in place, according to two studies released
by the Apollo Alliance. In addition, the studies
found, thousands of firms in each state could benefit
from the expanded manufacturing activity.
"The potential of an expanded renewable energy
program will not only provide significant benefits
to both Ohio and Pennsylvania, but to the nation,"
said Jerome Ringo, president of the Apollo Alliance.
"By investing in alternative energy programs, we
can end our dependence on foreign oil while also
creating thousands of good, clean energy jobs here
at home and re-invigorate the manufacturing sector."
The reports validate claims that
renewable energy has the potential to create significant
job gains, including in major industrial states
hit hard in recent years by loss of manufacturing
jobs. The reports also lay out maps that illustrate
the industrial sites in each state where good manufacturing
jobs could be created.