Pew has documented the dawning of a new worldwide industry—the global clean energy economy. With this new industry comes the promise of addressing two of the world’s most pressing problems: creating jobs in a challenging economy and reducing the impacts of greenhouse gases.
Clean energy presents a significant and expanding market opportunity. Investments in wind, solar and improved energy efficiency are creating well-paying jobs for people of all skill levels and educational backgrounds. These investments will revitalize not only the economy, but also help to protect the global environment.
Pew urges further development of clean energy alternatives to fossil fuel, improved energy efficiency, strong entrepreneurship and robust new federal policies—just some of the keys to a cleaner and more prosperous future.