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Building a Green Economy: Employment Effects of Green Energy Investments for Ontario

  • Robert Pollin
  • Heidi Garrett-Peltier
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    In this study of Ontario’s green economy, Robert Pollin and Heidi Garrett-Peltier present an approach to realistically estimate the employment effects of green investments in Ontario. They focus on two alternative investment scenarios for the province: a baseline program of $18.6 billion invested in conservation and demand management; hydroelectric power; on-shore wind power; bioenergy; waste energy recycling; and solar power over 10 years, and a more ambitious $47.1 billion 10-year investment program, also investing in off-shore wind power and a smart grid electrical transmission system. They describe the jobs created by these strategies, and recommend ways for the province to maximize the quantity and quality of those jobs.

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    Paper provided by Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst in its series Published Studies with number green_economy_of_ontario.

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    Date of creation: 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:uma:perips:green_economy_of_ontario
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