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Clean up our future: Pennsylvania can thrive on renewables and energy efficiency

“Natural gas is not the end game. Indeed, an economic vision based on a finite fossil fuel is inherently unsustainable. Rather, natural gas must be positioned as a transition to a truly renewable-energy economic vision, particularly as our world gets hotter, access to traditional sources of energy becomes more volatile and natural resources become more scarce. . .

“Nearly 70,000 Pennsylvanians have clean-energy jobs, with the report finding an increase of 6 percent from last year and strong projected future growth. Total employment is double that of fossil fuels.

“Clean energy is a job-creation powerhouse, and we can put even more Pennsylvanians to work in this sector. In fact, the nation’s fastest-growing occupation is wind-turbine technician, with an average salary of $52,000 per year and expected job growth of 108 percent by 2024.”

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