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Unformatted text preview: 's workforce. A direct attack on or disruption of certain
elements of the manufacturing industry could disrupt essential functions at the national level and across multiple critical infrastructure sectors .) Impact Module: Climate Change
Manufacturing sector key to stop emissions and spread renewables
Scott, 2008 (Robert E., The importance of manufacturing, February 13, 2008,
http://www.gpn.org/bp211/bp211.pdf, July 2, 2012, pg 2; FAS)
(Not only is manufacturing important for jobs and production, but a vital manufacturing sector is also essential to
meeting national challenges, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the nation’s reliance on imported
energy. Renewable forms of energy, such as wind or solar power, rely on manufactured components more so than
extractable energy such as oil. A vibrant manufacturing sector will be needed to supply the new materials that will
be in demand by a lowcarbon economy. Rapidly growing manufacturing output could reduce the unsustainable U.S.
trade deficit, which is likely to exceed $750 billion in 2007....
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