Monday, December 8, 2008

5 Million Green Jobs: Extend Solar Tax Credit, Bring More Solar Jobs To NY

It might be unlikely that we see any federal energy legislation before the 2008 Presidential Election in November.

But here is more evidence that suggests that extending and increasing tax credits for renewables across the country would have a major benefit not just to the country’s economy and environment, but a real local impact to NYC and NYS as well.

Since many solar energy components are manufactured near the markets the industry serves, extending the ITC would create manufacturing and installation jobs in all 50 states, with California, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Washington as the states most likely to see the largest economic boost. In some states, the number of jobs could grow as much as 300%or more. click here for more

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