Putting Renewables to Work

Putting Renewables to Work

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The New Apollo Energy Project, by coordinating public and private policies and investments, provides the vision for a cleaner, domestically-based, and more secure 21st century energy system. This report provides an invaluable comparison of the many recent studies that show how a shift towards clean energy technologies will result in significant job creation. These studies confirm that supporting renewable and efficient energy systems will create more American jobs than would a comparable investment in traditional fossil fuel based systems. Moreover, an investment agenda in emerging clean energy technologies would also reduce our foreign trade deficit and reestablish the U.S. as a leader in this growing international market. Illustrations.The disadvantage of I-O models is that they can be opaque, and make a number of assumptions in order to reach a high level of ... It is also generally impossible to calculate employment generated by different technology types such as solar PV and wind energy within a larger I-O model, nor are ... It is entirely possible that small differences in only a few parameters could turn these job gains to net losses.

Title:Putting Renewables to Work
Author:Daniel M. Kammen
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2008-11


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