THE CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING JOB MARKET AND ITS ROLE IN THE UNITED STATES ECONOMY

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Thesis type
(Research Project) M.B.A.
Date created
2009
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Abstract
This paper provides an overview of green jobs in the United States, with a focus on synthesizing various estimates of the current and future number of green jobs, and relating these to estimates of the future number of clean energy manufacturing jobs. In doing so, it answers the following two research questions: ?can lost manufacturing jobs become clean energy jobs?? and ?can existing manufacturing jobs be saved from disappearing by transforming into clean energy jobs?? By combining current federal policies and expected growth numbers for the wind and solar energy industries, this paper presents a conservative estimate of approximately 235,000 clean energy manufacturing jobs generated in the United States by the year 2020. The most promising option for America?s manufacturing workforce is a transition towards work in clean energy industries by redefining existing jobs, a move that requires initiative from both the public and private sector.
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Research Project (M.B.A.) - Simon Fraser University
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Supervisor or Senior Supervisor
Thesis advisor: von Nordenflycht, Andrew
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English
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