Advocates for renewable energy say the industry brings economic benefits to the Dakotas. A new report from a coalition supporting renewable fuels shows the industry is responsible for jobs, wages and output in the billions of dollars, reports South Dakota Public Radio.
The Fuels America coalition is a non-partisan group of renewable energy stakeholders. The coalition released a study for 2014 that shows the ethanol and biodiesel industries are directly responsible for more than 8,000 South Dakota jobs. Add in jobs for supply and more related to renewable energy, and the report says South Dakota has more than 26,000 jobs in the industry.
Listen to the full report online.