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Textile Jobs: With Textile jobs on the rise in the south and the exportation of American textiles on the rise aboard, it’s time for Philadelphia to re-enter the textiles market. Philadelphia was once a leader in textile production industry. Now we are a city of old decaying factories while the textile industry is experience a job boom in the south; with the production of nonwoven products. We need to revitalize our old factories and attempt to compete in this industry in which we were once considered the “workshop of the world”

Natural Gas Jobs: PA is the fastest growing natural gas producing state in America. Marcellus Shales is estimated to create over 212,000 jobs over the next decade. Due to our location as a port city we are in prime position to take advantage of the natural energy job boom. We can refine it here, and ship it from here worldwide from our ports; creating new jobs while making us the lowest energy costing city in America. This will help us compete to attract businesses looking for low cost energy, creating residual industry job growth.*

Solar Jobs: According to Environmental Entrepreneurs, the solar industry was the top performer in 2013 for generating clean energy jobs. The Solar Foundation estimated there were close to 143,000 solar jobs in the United States in 2013,  including 24,000 new jobs announced that year. The rate at which jobs were added in 2013 was more than 20 percent over 2012 levels.* 

Hydropower Jobs: According to a 2014 report from the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), the hydropower industry supports 200,000 to 300,000 jobs in the United States, as well as a supply chain of more than 2,500 companies. A Navigant Consulting study found the industry could support an additional 230,000 to 700,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2025 and expand its capacity by 23,000-60,000 megawatts (MW) with policies supportive of hydropower development. *

Geothermal Jobs: In a May 2014 report, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) found that the geothermal industry supported 35,000 direct and indirect American jobs from 2012-2013. The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) estimated in a 2013 report that the geothermal industry is able to generate about 25,000 more jobs than the natural gas industry at a capacity level of 500 MW.* 

Biomass Jobs: According to IRENA, the biomass industry supported an estimated 152,000 direct and indirect jobs in the United States during 2012-2013, including 15,500 direct jobs. According to the Biomass  Power Association (BPA), the biomass power sector employs 18,000 people in the United States, mostly in rural areas. BPA  estimates biomass power can generate 10 times as many well-paid jobs as a comparable conventional natural gas  facility.*

Waste-to-Energy Jobs: A 2014 report from ACORE on renewable energy in America reported that the waste-to-energy industry, defined as “energy generated from the sustainable management of    municipal solid waste,” directly supported 5,350 jobs and indirectly supported 8,600 jobs – a total of close to 14,000 jobs. Government Advisory Associates estimated that each direct waste-to-energy job supports 1.6 additional jobs. *

Fuel Cells Jobs: Fuel Cells 2000 estimated in 2011 that 10,845 jobs were supported by the fuel cell industry, including 3,615 direct and 7,230 indirect jobs. The U.S. Department of Energy estimated that with the rapid increase in the adoption of fuel cells, 180,000 new domestic jobs could be created by 2020, and 685,000 jobs by 2035. * 


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