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May 16, 2011

Fastest Growing Industries: Wind, Solar, Prisons

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The future looks bright for solar power, breezy for wind energy, and, uh, not so good for dead trees. The Wall Street Journal reports on the Top 10 Thriving Industries, based on growth in the past decade and projected growth up to 2016. Wind power scores the number two slot, solar power number seven. One might hope to find fossil fuels in the companion list of Top 10 Dying Industries, but instead--nestled next to record stores and photofinishing--is newspaper publishing at number three.

One more notable growth industry: Correctional facilities rank ninth out of ten, with forecast growth of 7.5 percent in the next five years. Could it be that the market is building in an expectation of prosecutions of the Dirty Energy executives who are making our kids sick?

--Paul Rauber

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