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RENEWABLES COULD ADD TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN TEXAS (Former Chief Dpty. Comptroller, Billy Hamilton)
August 16, 2010
RENEWABLES COULD ADD TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN TEXAS
If lawmakers next year expand the renewable portfolio standards for electric generation to 13,000 with about one-fourth of that set aside for solar power, Texas could expect to add nearly 23,000 jobs a year for the next decade and almost $279 million more in state and local tax collections, a study released today shows.
The study, Texas’ Clean Economy … What We Need to Succeed, by former Chief Deputy Comptroller Billy Hamilton, argues that the state has a vast untapped potential More >