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Boost renewable energy target to 50% and get 28,000 extra jobs

Michael Slezak reports in The Guardian (15.6.16) that Ernst Young and the Climate Council have released a report suggesting that:

‘Based on current 2020 renewable energy targets, the Climate Council report estimated that following “business as usual” would likely cause a 44% increase in employment compared with 2014 levels in renewable energy construction, maintenance and related industries such as steel manufacturing.

‘But if the renewable energy target was increased to 50% by 2030, there would likely be a 90% increase, or a total of 28,000 new jobs.’

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