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2011

“Clean tech is where [information technology] was 30 years ago and biotech was 20 years ago; we’re way early in the innovation cycle,” according to David Prend, managing partner of RockPort Capital and director of the National Venture Capital Association.

Beyond Coal: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

 

·          “Clean tech is where [information technology] was 30 years ago and biotech was 20 years ago; we’re way early in the innovation cycle,” according to David Prend, managing partner of RockPort Capital and director of the National Venture Capital Association.

 

·         A clean energy economy generates jobs, businesses and investments  while expanding clean energy production, increasing energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, waste and pollution, and conserving water and other natural resources.

 

·         From 1998 to 2007, jobs in the clean energy sector grew 2.5 times faster than jobs overall. By 2007, the last year for which data are available, more than 68,000 businesses across 50 states and the District of Columbia had created 770,000 jobs in the clean energy economy.

 

·         These jobs are poised for even greater growth, driven by increasing consumer demand, venture capital infusions by investors eager to exploit new market opportunities, and state and federal policy initiatives.

 

Source: Pew Charitable Trusts, The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across America.

  

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