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  • Green is not black and white. The Green Economy is best thought of as the “greening” of our existing economy. All industries are – and will be – in a state of transition. Efficiencies and new energy sources will develop and be adopted over time. And, green activities cut across most industries. Clean Energy. The Green Economy is larger than clean energy, and includes sustainable products and processes not related to energy. Clean Tech. The Green Economy includes products and processes that do not require inventions or high-technology. Green Collar Jobs. The Green Economy involves new research, investments in innovation, and incentives and regulations to stimulate more sustainable activities. It’s about tax structure, revenue, and international trade, too. While the Green Economy will certainly require new kinds of jobs, jobs alone do not define an economy.
  • Definitions for everything from Smart Grid and Cogeneration to water purification and Product design. Related jobs and Washington companies.
  • Being observant on the life cycle, the entire system from proof of concept to consumer product. Not just in the defintions, but in the economic development strategies.
  • Employment Security Department and WSU.
  • Definitions and labor market analysis provide anchor points and good foundation for ID of High Demand Industries and targeting strategies.
  • Climate change may be the focus, but there are other reasons why our economy is shifting and we need to adapt. Competition for natural resources. Competition for talent. Knowledge economy, innovation.
  • According to a 2008 United Nations report, “New investment in sustainable energy reached record levels of $148.4 billion, 60% higher than in 2006.” The average clean energy wage was more than $57,000 annually—25% higher than the average wage in Washington and nationwide. NOTE: 2,700 jobs are created from every $100 million in clean tech specific venture capital funding.
  • Washington the 3rd best place to do business in the U.S. because of the state’s fundamental strengths in its labor, regulatory environment, and growth trends. Washington State has significant employment in technology-based industries - 35% above the national average. Positioned for Global Trade: Technology innovation, port and transportation infrastructure, labor force competencies, and geographic and cultural proximities with East Asia. Direction.
  • CTED report re: growing green industries (refer back to slide on Supply Chain, R&D through Consumption) – Early November UW – women and minority owned businesses – December 2008 Labor Market Analysis: How many green jobs, what the demand will be, identifying high demand industries – January 2009
  • Firms in Washington State need a clear sense of the competitive stakes or the true costs of continuing with business-as-usual. Likewise, they need a clear sense of what opportunities are available for new products and services. Turn it over to Tony Usibelli.
  • Policy signals from State government has caused the reactions in Washington State. Firms in Washington State need a clear sense of the competitive stakes or the true costs of continuing with business-as-usual. Likewise, they need a clear sense of what opportunities are available for new products and services. Changing course or lowering the bar will wreck havoc on the advances that we’ve made in green economy investments.
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    1. 1. Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development Green Economy Jobs Initiative: CTED Connections Oct 15, 2008
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Section 9 of E2SHB 2815 (Green Economy Jobs Initiative) </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of Green Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Survey of Green Industries </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Reduction Policies </li></ul>
    3. 3. Five Elements of Sec. 9 of E2SHB 2815 <ul><li>Define green economy and green-collar jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct research on green-industry sectors, employers and jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure participation by minority- and women-owned businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify training needed to support growth of green economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify policies, strategies and actions to stimulate growth of green economy. </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Green Economy Defined <ul><li>What is the “Green Economy?” </li></ul><ul><li>Green Economy : The development and use of products and services that promote environmental protection and/or energy security. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s time to stop using quotation marks. </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Green Economy Industries <ul><li>A. Clean Energy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>B. Green Building </li></ul><ul><li>C. Transportation (products or systems designed to reduce the use of petroleum-fueled engines and single-occupancy vehicles) </li></ul><ul><li>D. Environmental Protection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Conservation </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The Entire Supply Chain <ul><li>Within each of these Green Economy industries, it is assumed that the entire supply chain is represented: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Upstream: Research and development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Production: Generation of useful energy, products and services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure: Delivery systems (grid, rail, transmission, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consumption: Technologies and products that improve consumption (efficiency, access, etc.) for the end user. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Survey of Green-Sector Employers and Jobs <ul><li>A random sample of approximately 17,000 employers will be selected. </li></ul><ul><li>This sample surveyed about the number of employees in green jobs and their occupations. </li></ul><ul><li>Survey design will ensure statistically valid and reliable results. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on “direct” jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline: Survey launched in late July and preliminary findings available in mid December. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Strategic Planning <ul><li>Identify high-demand green industries. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify emerging technologies and innovations. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop criteria for targeted investments, incentives and strategies to grow green economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend financial incentives and strategies. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stimulate research and development of green technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote innovation. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Drivers of Change <ul><li>Energy Security (high petroleum and gas prices) </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon constraints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GHG reduction goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Response to climate change risks / impacts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resource constraints (land, water) </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental regulations (Puget Sound, air quality) </li></ul><ul><li>Government policy initiatives (Federal, State, local) </li></ul><ul><li>Demographics (workforce implications) </li></ul>
    10. 10. And…. Opportunity! <ul><li>Northwest - clean energy industries already represent $2 billion/year… and are expected to grow 180% in the next 20 years to $4 billion/year and create 12,000 high paying jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide - biofuels, wind power, solar photovoltaics, and fuel cell markets equaled $55.4 billion in 2006 and expanded 40 percent to $77.3 billion in 2007, and are expected to grow to $254.5 billion within a decade. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Our Assets and Opportunities <ul><li>Economic climate (a relatively strong position) </li></ul><ul><li>Research capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Public and private sector leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Labor, workforce training, apprenticeship </li></ul><ul><li>Strong base of clean technology companies </li></ul><ul><li>Technology spill-over from IT, biomedical, aerospace, and military </li></ul><ul><li>Strong policy goals </li></ul>
    12. 12. But…We Are Not Alone <ul><li>In the 2007-2008 legislative cycles alone, 16 states took action on over 24 bills with the aim to grow green jobs. Eight jurisdictions already have significant green jobs initiatives… </li></ul><ul><li>While Washington may have some competitive advantages in the new Green Economy, our state is not alone in this race and the competition is fierce. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Strategies to Further Develop <ul><li>Stronger policy goals </li></ul><ul><li>Harmonize regulation with policy goals </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce training and career pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Research and development </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing mature products to scale (economies of scale) </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting emerging products </li></ul><ul><li>International trade </li></ul><ul><li>Finance and funding alternatives </li></ul>
    14. 14. Recognizing a New World of Carbon Constraints <ul><li>Nearly all business leaders surveyed view national greenhouse gas regulations as inevitable in the United States. Of these: </li></ul><ul><li>84 percent believe new standards will take effect before 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>17 percent say they believe regulation will take effect before 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide, 61 percent of business executives expect climate change solutions to boost company profits. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Business are Already Preparing <ul><li>Merely anticipating the effect of a carbon framework, firms start to reduce their emissions voluntarily, for the following reasons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head start over competitors in learning what climate strategies work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare to respond rapidly once regulations do take effect. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better manage the costs of emissions reductions, over time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence policy outcomes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Govern with integrity, in light of increasing certainty about the science of climate change. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Connection: CTED Community Services <ul><li>Jobs – wide range of entry-level jobs, many with career pathways to higher pay. </li></ul><ul><li>Community Development – infrastructure & services related to Green activities and equity. </li></ul><ul><li>Low Income Home Energy Assistance (duh). </li></ul>
    17. 17. Connections: CTED Energy Facility Siting <ul><li>Siting and Compliance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wind farms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large-scale methane / biofuel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuclear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tidal and wave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar (wide variety) </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Connection: CTED Energy Policy <ul><li>Investing and managing energy-related federal funds </li></ul><ul><li>Technical assistance to energy efficiency, renewable and smart energy businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Biofuel production targets </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in Western Climate Initiative (WCI) the most comprehensive greenhouse gas cap and trade system </li></ul>
    19. 19. Connection: CTED Housing <ul><li>Creating and preserving safe, decent and affordable housing (Evergreen & Built Green standards) </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing utility costs for low-income families </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weatherization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Matchmakers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lead-Based Paint Program, accrediting training providers & contractors, public education about lead-based paint hazards (what’s the connection?) </li></ul>
    20. 20. Connection: CTED ITEDD <ul><li>Brownfield redevelopment </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation & commercialization (IPZ, WTC, SIRTI) </li></ul><ul><li>Public infrastructure financing related to Eco Devo </li></ul><ul><li>Global trade </li></ul><ul><li>Local economies and sustainability </li></ul>
    21. 21. Connection: CTED Local Government <ul><li>Evergreen Communities, helping local governments better manage existing urban forests </li></ul><ul><li>Growth Management, supporting local governments as they plan for growth </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer of Development Rights, conserving rural, agricultural and forest lands </li></ul>
    22. 22. Connections: CTED Public Works Trust Fund <ul><li>Providing loans for water systems, to comply with safe drinking water regs </li></ul><ul><li>Financing critical local government public works projects </li></ul>
    23. 23. Connections: CTED State Building Code <ul><li>Washington State Building Code Council, improving the built environment through building, mechanical, fire, plumbing and energy code regulation </li></ul>
    24. 24. Contact <ul><li>Julie Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Policy Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] 360-725-4029 </li></ul>