If Germany's renewable energy model existed in the U.S. we could have 1.4 million new jobs.
Over the past decade Germany created 370,000 new renewable energy jobs, representing 0.45% of their population. In the U.S., that would translate to 1.4 million jobs. . . . CALCULATIONS: Renewable Energy Jobs in Germany (370,000) divided by Germany pop as of 2011 (81,726,000) = 0.0045 or 0.45% FOR THE U.S.: U.S. population as of 2011 (311,591,917) times 0.0045 = 1,402,163 (1.4 million) jobs
For Germany's renew energy jobs: http://www.ren21.net/Portals/97/documents/GSR/REN21_GSR2011.pdf For German population: World Bank, 2011, Data, by Country, Germany. http://data.worldbank.org/country/germany For U.S. population:The U.S. Census Bureau, 2011, U.S. POPClock Projection. http://www.census.gov/population/www/popclockus.html