Energy Efficiency: A Job Engine for Florida

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Annie Gilleo, Jim Barrett, and Emma Cooper


This paper lays out five key energy efficiency policies that Florida can adopt to spur job growth across the state: setting energy efficiency targets for utilities, adopting state-level appliance standards, promoting the use of combined heat and power, updating building energy codes, and working with cities to benchmark large public and commercial buildings. We also discuss the possible economic impacts of electric vehicle adoption in Florida. We analyze the job creation potential of each of the five key policies, offer examples of successful implementation, and outline practical steps for adoption.