West Coast leaders plan clean economy jobs

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, March 15, 2012

A group of government leaders from Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia formed a plan to create 1 million clean economy jobs by 2020.

The group commissioned a study, released Tuesday, to put a value the economic contributions made by the three-state, one-province region's clean economy sector. The study, completed by Canadian firm Globe Advisors and The Center for Climate Strategies in Washington, D.C., found that the sector was worth $47 billion in 2010 and could grow to $2.3 trillion by 2020.
The report comes with an action plan, outlining steps each jurisdiction should take to support the clean-sector economic growth including retrofitting government-owned buildings for better efficiency and renewable energy, purchasing alternative-fuel vehicles for government fleets, and setting clean energy policies that encourage the private sector to take similar steps.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

{biztweet}clean economy{/biztweet}

 

Comments   

 
John
0 #1 HogWashJohn 2012-03-15 11:32:30
Is this like how many jobs created or saved? Why not 5 trillion by 2020? Simply amazing.
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

Stemming the tide of money in politics

Linda Baker
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
 jeff-lang-2012-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

Jeff Lang and his wife Rae used to dole out campaign checks like candy.  “We were like alcoholics,” Lang says. ”We couldn’t just give a little.”


Read more...

Green workplace 2.0

Linda Baker
Thursday, May 28, 2015
IMG 2808BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

Reinventing capitalism. Office dumpster divers. Handprints versus carbon footprints.


Read more...

Hall of Flame

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

A Power Lunch at Oswego Grill.


Read more...

Oregon businesses face destruction from future earthquake

The Latest
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
htctthumb1BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

An earthquake would completely destroy many Oregon businesses, highlighting the urgent need for the private and public sectors to collaborate on shoring up disaster preparedness, said panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast summit today.


Read more...

Apartment Mania

Guest Blog
Thursday, June 18, 2015
4805983977 11466ce1d6 zBY BRAD HOULE | CFA

While most categories of commercial real estate have performed well, one of the most robust has been apartment buildings.


Read more...

Queen of Resilience

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Astrid Scholz scales up sustainability.


Read more...

5 stats about Oregon fireworks

The Latest
Thursday, June 18, 2015
fireworksthumb001BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Fireworks are a booming industry, even if the pyrotechnics have turned July 4th into a day fire marshals, and many residents, love to hate.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS