Clean Energy Equals a Better Economy
Clean energy – energy, as electricity or nuclear power that does not pollute the atmosphere when used, as opposed to coal and oil that do.

As we all know, the economy has been affected by the recession. The surprising thing is that even during this difficult time, the investments in clean technology were better than venture capital overall. Between 1998 and 2007, clean energy jobs grew faster than any other job. Some of those jobs are in the area ofwind energysolar energybiomasstidal energy and hydrogen. Clean energy jobs not only increaseenergy efficiency, they reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower pollution and conserve our natural resources.

There is no doubt that the clean energy economy will expand. The topic of clean energy is attracting more attention as well as financial support. Today, it appears as if every state is doing their part to contribute to a clean economy. For example, Texas created more than 55,000 jobs in 2007. Clean energy capital funds were at a high of over $716 million between 2006 and 2008. Texas also generates more electricity from the wind than any other state. The clean energy economy grew more than 18 percent between 1998 and 2007 in Tennessee. Ranking among the top five states with the cleanest energy jobs was Ohio.

The more focus that is put on clean energy, the more clean energy jobs will arise. With the renewable resources being use to provide clean energy being replenished at a constant rate, there will always be jobs. If more jobs are created, then more money can be put back into the economy and help get us out of the slump we are in. Sometimes it is easier just to do thing the way we have always done them, but just imagine if everyone in America took an extra step.

Another positive factor of a clean energy economy is that the dependence we have on foreign countries. We, as consumers, will also have more access to renewable energy. There are many times we take for granted the things that are right in front of us. The wind blows every day and the sun is always there. We can start utilizing these things and start putting our economy back together. Instead of sitting idly and waiting for someone to put the pieces back together for us, we can do it ourselves.

The next time you see the wind blow or the sun shine, try to imagine how many positive things could come from that. The sources are there, we just have to use them.