The impact of investments in energy efficiency extends well beyond reducing energy costs or addressing the environmental impacts of energy extraction and use. These investments provide jobs for American workers and help them to support their families and communities.
The Administration and Congress are concerned about the high unemployment rate and are planning a significant jobs bill, to be enacted in spring 2010. The focus of the bill is creating jobs in 2010 and the bill will emphasize projects and programs that can begin quickly and start creating jobs within a few months of enactment. The bill is likely to have multiple components, a few of which relate to energy efficiency and creating “green jobs.” As of this writing, three major efficiency provisions are in development – residential retrofits, industrial and CHP efficiency grants, and commerc
<p>Today, legislative language was released for a Senate jobs bill that will likely be introduced in the coming weeks. ACEEE is pleased that $11.5 billion for energy efficiency has been included as a key component of the bill. Of that money, $4 billion would be allocated for industrial energy efficiency and productivity.<br />
<p>In December, ACEEE and 26 other leading trade associations, industrial firms, and NGOs signed a letter in support of provisions in upcoming jobs legislation that will create jobs, improve energy efficiency in manufacturing, and help make American industry more competitive.</p>
<p><a class="linktopdf" href="/files/pdf/policy-brief/Manufacturing_EE_in_Jobs_Bill_Letter.pdf">The letter can be read in full here</a>.</p>
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In February 2009, Congress passed and the President signed an economic stimulus package estimated to cost $787 billion over two years. Below we summarize provisions related to energy efficiency. Copies of the legislation and some other details are available from the federal government at www.recovery.gov.
The stimulus package provides approximately $20 billion specifically for energy efficiency as follows: