Monday, December 12, 2016

Energy efficiency already accounts 30 times more jobs in the U.S. than coal mining


Energy efficiency is a growing employer with 1.9 million jobs nationwide and thousands of jobs in each state. These findings are revealed by the report Energy Efficiency Jobs in America, which is prepared by E2 and E4TheFuture and based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data and a survey of tens of thousands of businesses across the country. It is projected that 245,000 more jobs  to be added over the next year - very impressive 13 percent growth rate. 
California, Massachusetts, and Illinois are the leading states for energy efficiency employment and they account for nearly half a million efficiency-related jobs. New York, Georgia, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Ohio are among top 10 states for energy efficiency jobs.
Energy efficiency has proved to be the easiest and cheapest way to cut climate-changing pollution, while saving customers money on their utility bills. According to NRDC energy efficiency has contributed more to meeting growing U.S. energy needs in the last four decades than oil, gas, and nuclear combined.