Pew Center study on 'The Clean Economy' shows growth in NY green jobs

A new Pew Center study The Clean Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across America, shows that green jobs are growing more than twice as fast as all other jobs. New York has a large piece of America’s clean energy economy.

Although all jobs in NY state, including those in the clean energy economy, dropped between 1998 and 2007, New York ranks fifth in the number of jobs in the clean energy economy nationwide in 2007 and second in clean technology patents. Additionally, New York attracted nearly $210 million in clean technology venture capital in the past three years. More than half of those funds have been invested in the category of Clean Energy. More clean energy generation will soon come from wind: In October 2008, the New York Public Service Commission approved a deal that will double the state’s wind energy capacity.


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