Report: Kansas could have 30,000 green jobs by 2012

Kansas has the potential to create up to 10,000 "green" jobs in the next two years, adding to the 20,000 people already working in that sector, according to a new state survey.

The Kansas Department of Labor released results Tuesday of a voluntary survey designed to gauge potential employment growth in sectors including renewable energy development, energy efficiency, agriculture and natural resource conservation, pollution prevention and remediation, and alternative transportation and fuels.

The report said the largest increases were expected in renewable energy, up 121 percent; energy efficiency, up 57 percent; and clean transportation and fuels, up 37 percent.

Read the full story on Bloomberg BusinessWeek. May 20, 2010.