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    :: Monday, February 04, 2008 ::

    Green energy offers jobs, seeks breaks - AP via CNNMoney.com
    "'You look at a wind turbine. It's got a whole bunch of parts. Somebody makes the blades, somebody makes the tower, somebody makes the gear boxes, the electronic controls,' Sterzinger said. 'Those parts can come from China, India -- or from Buffalo.'

    The wind energy industry currently employs about 45,000 people in the U.S. and had $9 billion worth of investment last year, a 45 percent increase from 2006, Swisher said.

    'Given that growth, we're already seeing constraints in terms of workers,' he said.

    Swisher estimates that by 2030, nearly a half-million new jobs could be created in the wind industry, in manufacturing, construction and operation.
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