Earlier this month, the Pew Charitable Trust published the
results of a study that shows a promising future for the clean energy industry.
The Pew study examined data from green energy companies in the United States collected from 2009 to 2011 and used this data and additional information to create projections from 2012 to 2018. The results show that by the end of the six-year period, the clean energy industry could create up to $1.9 trillion in revenue.
The U.S. Department of Energy released a statement following the results of the study that reiterates the importance of the clean energy industry to our nation's economy. Currently, around 237,000 Americans are employed in the biomass, wind and solar energy sectors, and DoE predicts those numbers to increase by thousands over the next six years.
DoE also anticipates that the number of clean energy power generation stations will grow by more than 200 percent. This will bring revenues not only to the companies who establish them, but also to businesses in communities in the surrounding areas of these plants.
If you believe like we do that clean energy is important to the future as a nation, we recommend that you let your senators and state representatives know your position. To find your senators, use this search tool on the Senate's website. The House also has its own search tool.
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