Energy Efficiency and Economic Development in Illinois

Research Report E982


Marshall Goldberg, Marty Kushler, Steve Nadel, John A. "Skip" Laitner, R. Neal Elliott, and Martin Thomas


Explores potential for energy efficiency in Illinois and finds that through aggressive energy efficiency, Illinois could reduce its energy costs by $76 billion cumulatively by 2015, create over 58,000 net new jobs, and reduce air emissions by 30%, relative to baseline projections. A number of policy recommendations are provided.