|Report Picks Potential Clean-tech Winners for Northwest|
October 07, 2008
A new study on the clean-tech industry in the Northwest pinpoints five sectors
that could flourish in the region, given the proper mix of incentives and policies.
"This report is a case study for how the Pacific Northwest region can seize a
leadership role in the clean-tech economy," said Ron Pernick, co-founder and
managing director of Clean Edge, a research and publishing firm.
Clean Edge and Climate Solutions, a nonprofit that seeks solutions to global
warming, co-authored the report, Carbon-Free Prosperity 2025.
The promising types of companies and their job-growth projections by 2025 are:
• Solar photovoltaic manufacturing, with 22,560 new jobs.
• Green building design services, with 16,834 new jobs
• Bioenergy, with 10,419 jobs
• Smart-grid technologies, with 7,000 jobs
• Wind power development, with 6,000 jobs.
--Gail Kinsey Hill; email@example.com