Sustainable energy jobs could boost economy, group says
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin should strive to do more to grow a renewable energy economy that creates jobs in the state, the author of a new sustainability report says.
The report was published by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business and the state Department of Natural Resources' green tier program.
The report seeks to emulate reports published by businesses that move beyond the fiscal bottom line to discuss the firms' environmental and social impact.
Businesses in Wisconsin that have adopted a "triple-bottom line" approach - for social, economic and environmental benefit - include Kohl's Corp., Johnson Controls Inc., Miron Construction and S.C. Johnson & Son Inc.
The report found opportunity for job creation awaits the state in the renewable energy sector, and emphasizes how much of the state's energy spending takes place outside Wisconsin.
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