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August 9, 2009

It may take years for US policy on green jobs to be in place

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Though alternative energy can provide jobs across many sectors in the United States economy, formulation of a policy in this regard may take many years to develop.

State laws on “green” power and regional cap-and-trade schemes on greenhouse-gas have been instrumental in impelling local economies to start converting from plants based on fossil fuel to green jobs, US governors told Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works.

This conversion to green jobs, according to Colorado Governor Bill Ritter did not take place by accident but through “concerted and aggressive” efforts since 2004. That is why, he added, Colorado became one of the first states in the US to require power utilities to produce a certain quantity of their electricity from solar power and wind power.

Bill Ritter said thousands of green jobs will be created in Colorado State in companies involved in producing wind-power and alternative batteries.  The main climate bill, which the United States will take up soon, will require utilities to generate 15% of their power from renewable energy sources.

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