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Good Jobs First: Total “Supply Chain” Still Needed
March 4, 2010, 4:22 pm
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A candid report on the total energy “supply chain” was released by labor group Good Jobs First today. For all the discussion of the need for jobs in building new energy infrastructure, this report notes – as we’ve seen in the depressed demand for wind turbines, etc – that theses jobs won’t be able to reach their full potential until demand is elevated. How do we do that? First, pass climate legislation, indicating and assuring consumers of the long-term U.S. benefits of renewable energy sources.

From the report: “The U.S. needs a comprehensive strategy, including safeguards to ensure that increased demand for renewable energy systems doesn’t simply create manufacturing jobs in low-wage havens,” says Good Jobs First Executive Director Greg LeRoy.

Check out the full report here.


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