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Fuel-efficient cars creating jobs in US

A report released jointly by the National Wildlife Fund and the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) along with United Auto Workers (UAW) shows that around 151,000 workers in the U.S. auto sector are engaged in ‘green jobs,’ aimed at providing clean and fuel-efficient vehicle technologies.

South Korea creates green goals

Seoul -- South Korean officials have announced plans to create nearly 2 million green jobs during the next five years.

The office of President Lee Myung-bak announced Monday that officials are aiming to make South Korea one of the top seven nations for green growth by 2020, the Yonhap News Agency reported Monday.

"Based on our past development experience that made possible the country's intensive development, but with more details than the economic development plans of the past, the five-year green development plan provides concrete ways to achieve our goals," the office said in a statement.