Stronger solar policies could create over 100,000 jobs in just a few years, according to this (excerpted) infographic from One Block Off the Grid. That's not a lot, proportional to the unemployment crisis, but given that CERTAIN PEOPLE are always talking about sustainable energy as a job-killer, it's pretty good. And jobs would only go up over a longer period. Over ten years, if state legislators instituted strong solar incentives, Texas would stand to gain 21,714 jobs and Florida 16,858, not to mention thousands of jobs in other states.
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