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An investigation of the direct economic benefits of investing in renewable energy.



 



Overview

"This document illustrates the direct economic benefits, including job creation, of investing in renewable energy technologies. Examples are drawn from across the nation, showing the value of generating electricity from indigenous renewable resources in several regions."[1]

Document abstract: "Domestic renewable energy sources--biomass, wind power, photovoltaics, solar thermal electricity, and geothermal energy--represent a secure and stable source of energy for our nation and a potential source of jobs and economic development. This document illustrates the direct economic benefits of investing in these promising and vital energy technologies."

Highlights

The publication provides an overview of the direct economic benefits from renewable energy with examples and can help frame the business case for why renewable energy deployment makes economic sense.

Notes

The report was published in 1997, so the information presented may be somewhat dated.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Dollars from Sense"