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Matt Singer on February 23, 2006 - 3:51pm
The Apollo Alliance, a top-notch partnership between conservationists and workers, has a new report concerning best practices on energy alternatives in the states. The practices are all real energy solutions that create jobs while helping clean the planet. Just a few quick examples, highlighted earlier today by the Campaign for America's Future:
- In Pennsylvania, the Apollo Alliance helped enact energy standards that led to the opening of a wind power manufacturing plant in Johnstown, PA -- creating over 1,000 jobs for the state and spurring the development of 18 new Pennsylvania wind farms.
- In Washington state, the Apollo Alliance helped to pass an energy efficiency bill that will save tax payers $489 million over fourteen years and conserve enough electricity to power over 90,000 homes.
- In California, with the backing of the Apollo Alliance, the California Public Utilities Commission committed $3.2 billion for solar power over the next eleven years. The initiative will install 3,000 megawatts of solar power in the state -- which is the equivalent of one million roofs -- while generating thousands of construction jobs.