Clean Energy Would Create Trillion-Dollar Market and Millions of Jobs, IEA Says

A segment for Marketplace includes insight from RFF President and CEO Richard Newell about the job-creation potential of a clean energy transition.

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Oct. 14, 2021

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Put all that together and researchers can reasonably extrapolate how many jobs might be created by transitioning to more renewable energy, Jaffe added. And how much money there is to be made from building — and using — all that new infrastructure.

“These kinds of estimates are helpful,” said Richard Newell, president of the nonprofit Resources for the Future. “They both express the substantial magnitude of the opportunity, and they also express the scale of the challenge. And those are, I would say, kind of two flip sides of the same coin.”

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