For Michigan, It Should Be All About Renewable Energy Jobs

By SolarWakeup By Frank Andorka, Senior Correspondent
What Happened: A report by Vote Solar and the Union of Concerned Scientists revealed that if DTE Energy, a Detroit-area utility, implemented a renewable/energy efficiency portfolio instead of a $1 billion, 1,100 MW natural gas plant
Would provide more than 10-times the number of construction jobs.
Add slightly less than 4-times the number of permanent jobs.
Would generate $213.5 million in local and state taxes and $41.1 million in federal taxes.
SolarWakeup’s View: I love Vote Solar. The work they do to advocate for the industry almost flies under the radar unless you’re paying close attention, but they have been

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