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

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  • 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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  • Robert Pollin & Heidi Garrett-Peltier, 2009. "Building a Green Economy: Employment Effects of Green Energy Investments for Ontario," Published Studies green_economy_of_ontario, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
  • Handle: RePEc:uma:perips:green_economy_of_ontario
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    1. Markaki, M. & Belegri-Roboli, A. & Michaelides, P. & Mirasgedis, S. & Lalas, D.P., 2013. "The impact of clean energy investments on the Greek economy: An input–output analysis (2010–2020)," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 263-275.
    2. Hannum, Christopher & Cutler, Harvey & Iverson, Terrence & Keyser, David, 2017. "Estimating the implied cost of carbon in future scenarios using a CGE model: The Case of Colorado," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 102(C), pages 500-511.

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