Clean energy will drive Florida's economy and create jobs

Feb 1, 2016
Rep. Kathy Castor

Now that scientists have determined that 2015 was the hottest year on record, let's get serious about our clean energy future — and create jobs doing it.

Florida's construction and manufacturing industries have long been anchors of the state's economy, employing more than a half-million workers. These industries have steadily recovered from the recession that gripped Florida in 2007, but we can do better. Jobs in green building, solar, energy efficiency and co-generation can lead the way.

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