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Green Jobs: 37,409 Green Jobs in Q2 2012—Report
Solar shined, wind was threatened, and public-private partnerships worked.
Despite a still teetering economy, the renewables sector continued to be a source of jobs from April to June, according to a survey from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).
In five categories of green employment – clean power generation; manufacturing of clean technologies; energy efficiency; public transportation (building and operating clean technologies); and biofuels – some 70 companies, cities and organizations in 30 states announced projects that could eventually generate 37,409 jobs, according to E2.
Public transportation and efficient vehicle technologies led the manufacturing category, andsolar led in the generation category.
New solar installations in Q2 2012 were 85 percent above the Q2 2011 installations. Theprice of solar panels dropped 47 percent in the same period. The price of installed PV was two-thirds what it was in 2010, according to the E2 report.
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