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A new survey finds 96,000 clean energy jobs in Illinois

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A new study by a Chicago-based nonprofit groups shows that in the state of Illinois there are more that 96,000 people working in clean-energy jobs, and the number is expected to top 100,000 this year.

The survey results were released yesterday by the Clean Energy Trust. They found the growth in these jobs stalled in 2013. The group partly blames the expiration of a federal wind-energy tax credit. The trust surveyed about 1,600 companies and forty percent said they planned to add more workers in 2014.

The survey also found that more than a third of the clean-energy jobs were in engineering, research, manufacturing and assembly jobs. Others include jobs in heating and air-conditioning work with energy-efficient upgrades.

This trust works with businesses, universities, and other groups to promote the clean-energy business in the Midwest.

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