200,000 jobs likely in green energy industries

Posted on 1/11/2008  

Treasury modelling of the growth potential in alternative emissions technology indicates that 200,000 new jobs (about 30 times what it is today) could be created by 2050. The Federal Government’s commitment to providing 20% of Australia’s energy consumption from renewables by 2020 has prompted substantial investment in renewal energy sources. Treasury predicts the industry will grow by 17 times its current size by 2050.

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