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Pennsylvania Governor commits $20.7 million for clean energy projects
Pennsylvanians with the right skills may see their business career opportunities increase significantly after Governor Edward Rendell's announcement of millions of dollars in new investments in energy conservation.
Specifically, Rendell's office has said $20.7 million will be made available to fund some 25 projects to generate and conserve enough energy to power more than 26,000 homes. This is expected to reduce carbon emissions and will be equivalent to removing more than 17,000 cars from the roads.
"[These projects will] generate new, clean renewable sources of energy," the governor explained.
"Businesses and organizations know that by undertaking these types of projects, they are making sound investments in their own futures and the future of Pennsylvania," he added.
It is estimated the investments in on-site renewable energy systems will create 430 permanent green jobs, 1,068 construction jobs and help retain 4,110 manufacturing positions in Pennsylvania.
As states across the county continue to spend millions to set the economy on the path of sustainable green development, clean energy projects will be large recipients of funds and will offer unique business career opportunities for holders of degrees in environmental sciences.
Individuals who would like to boost their skills and increase their chances of securing employment in fast-growing fields have a range of masters or PhD programs in green chemistry, engineering and environmental studies to select from.