Jay Inslee, candidate for Washington Governor, asks us to strengthen our resolve to support clean, renewable energy.  Americans want clean energy. They know that it is an engine that can create jobs for Working Class Americans, and they are willing to make an upfront investment into it to generate those jobs and clean energy for our future.

Jay Inslee Promotes Clean Energy Jobs

Right on Jay! Most forms of renewable energy (and I will add conservation and efficiency) are more labor intensive than capital intensive. That means, for example, more jobs are created from wind power per dollar of investment capital. This is according to the Washington State Department of Commerce in A Brief Analysis of the Economic Benefits of Wind Power in Washington State“. Another good example is making our housing stock more energy efficient by installing additional insulation and weather stripping.

The video is from ClimateBrad at ThinkProgress.org

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