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Green energy plan could create 243K Pennsylvania jobs


An initiative to combat climate change and invest in renewable energy could generate just short of a quarter-million new Pennsylvania jobs each year, a new report suggests.

An initiative to combat climate change and invest in renewable energy could generate just short of a quarter-million new Pennsylvania jobs each year, a new report suggests.

The Political Economy Research Institute report, released in partnership with the Keystone Research Center, state union leaders and PennFuture, outlines the benefits of an economic plan created by ReImagine Appalachia – a coalition of left-leaning policy and environmental groups.

ReImagine Appalachia’s blueprint includes measures supported by President Joe Biden in a recent executive order implementing sweeping climate policies. The framework focuses on expanding clean manufacturing in the Ohio River Valley.

“(The blueprint) can give hundreds of thousands of workers in our state good union jobs in clean manufacturing and building electric vehicle charging stations, laying high-speed broadband and upgrading to a smart grid, in sustainable transportation and cleaning up brownfields,” said Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale at a recent virtual event.



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