Energy Efficiency and Economic Development in the Midwest

Research Report ED951


John A. "Skip" Laitner, John DeCicco, R. Neal Elliott, Howard Geller, Marshall Goldberg, Robert Mowris, and Steve Nadel


This report analyzes the potential for energy efficiency improvements and the corresponding economic impacts in a four-state region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.) It finds that widespread efficiency improvements could cut energy use 26% and lead to a net increase of 205,000 jobs in the region by 2010. It also contains energy efficiency policy recommendations.