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Switching from coal to biomass fuel plants would boost employment by 22,000 jobs in the US

Jobs in the US could be maintained and even boosted while coal-fired power plants are phased out.  That's the finding of new research that looked into the impact of cutting coal plant jobs at the same time as developing new environmentally friendly technologies.  This includes using biomass - renewable and sustainable fuel developed from organic materials - as well as carbon capture and storage techniques.  Experts say this approach would retain 40,000 jobs currently held as part of the coal industry.  Read more...



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