Sunday, March 13, 2005

Green Energy = Jobs

From the Syracuse, NY Post-Standard, estimates of future job-creation in the Syracuse area that could result from shifts to green power research and creation:
Increasing the amount of renewable energy from 20 percent to 25 percent could create 43,000 jobs in New York, the report said. Syracuse would benefit due to State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry's alternative energy research...

ESF has a variety of energy research and economic development projects now funded and under way. The installation of a 250 kilowatt fuel cell, in conjunction with New York Power Authority and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is one project. The fuel cell will be installed on campus this summer. It will enable scientists to study uses for the distributed power while it produces heat and power for daily use.

Other renewable energy projects at ESF include solar energy, "green building" certification, bioenergy feedstock production and biomass gasification research to produce clean, renewable energy by the fermentation of woody biomass.

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