Thursday, September 13, 2012

Job Creation

Occassionally you hear people worry about the jobs lost in the coal industry if we take action on climate change. I even had someone ask me about it at dinner last week. But the thing is that the alternatives create many more jobs than will be lost. This graphic from 350 illustrates the point well.


To be fair, they have compared the number of jobs per million dollars invested. In terms of job creations, coal is well and truly beaten by the climate-friendly alternatives. Renewable energies like solar, wind and biomass create around twice as many jobs, while investment in piblic transport is 3 times as job-rich.

It seems the planet-friendly options are also the employment-friendly options.

[Related link: Go Green for Jobs]

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