EPA: Clean energy adds jobs

By John Seewer, Associated Press, via The Columbus Dispatch.

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — Ohio and other states that are pushing back against clean energy are missing a chance to add jobs and revive their economy, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said this week.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said moving toward solar and wind energy is not just good for the environment.

“People need to understand clean energy is here,” she said on Thursday while touring a solar plant near Toledo, where about 6,000 people in the region work in the industry. “It’s growing jobs; it’s creating innovation.”