Wis. governor's focus in Copenhagen is green jobs

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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 1:14 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle says he is focusing on developing jobs in clean energy fields at the U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen.

Doyle told reporters in a conference call Wednesday he has been meeting with other leaders and company executives to discuss "building a good strong new economy in green energy and energy conservation."

Doyle said Wisconsin has a tremendous opportunity to create a significant part of its economy around jobs in water, wind energy, and sustainable forestry.

He said the state must not resist transitioning away from the dirty fuel sources like coal that have historically powered the state. Doing so, he said, would put the state at an economic disadvantage.