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Today in Cleantech

Green jobs are the order of the day. A new study out from the Pew Charitable Trusts finds that between 1998 and 2007, green jobs grew 9.1 percent — about two and a half times faster than job growth overall. As Kate Galbraith at the New York Times notes, the clean energy economy sector provided a hefty number of those jobs — a total of 770,000 — compared to 1.27 million jobs in the old-line oil, gas and utility business. Which brings me back to the report out of ConnectivityWeek (sub reqd) which noted, albeit anectodally, that younger workers are finding growing appeal in a smarter, greener energy business. That’s good news for young people looking for work, and good news for utilities, which are in the midst of an aging-workforce crisis.