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Posted Wed Apr 29 2009: from BusinessGreen:
Smarter grids could provide 700,000 UK job boost
The UK's Digital Road to Recovery report models the likely economic impact of an additional 15bn investment in broadband networks, smart grid technologies, and intelligent transport systems, such as congestion management infrastructure. It concludes that the productivity boost digital networks can deliver for other businesses means that increased investment in ICT technology would prove more effective at creating jobs and boosting the economy than spending on physical infrastructure such as roads and bridges. The report calculated that an additional 5bn in broadband investment would help to create or retain 280,000 jobs, while 5bn for smart grid systems would create or retain 235,000 jobs, and investing the same sum in intelligent transport systems would result in 188,000 jobs.
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