New Energy Efficiency Jobs Report Shows Us We Can Make a
week, E4TheFuture and E2 released their latest energy
efficiency jobs report—complete with an interactive map
of the United States that shows energy efficiency jobs
by sector and how those jobs have been affected by
COVID-19. The information, data, and graphics are
incredible. The reality of the data is humbling.
At the beginning of the
Energy Efficiency Jobs in America report, it states:
“The EE workforce was projected to grow 3% in 2020.
Instead, it shrank 13.5%.” The report offers both
national and state-level data, as well as provides
details on the size of our industry’s employment sector.
Of course, as with all industries, ours is facing an
uphill battle in terms of employment.
But it’s not all negative. As stated in the report,
“History shows that energy efficiency is a proven job
growth catalyst in the aftermath of economic meltdown.”
In fact, after the financial collapse that occurred in
2009, the Recovery Act funded the weatherization of more
than 1 million homes, and provided work to contractors
and construction workers across the country. “Consumers
and businesses saved billions of dollars, our
environment benefitted, and our nation became more
energy secure. Now with the right stimulus policies, we
can do it again, but better,” the report states.
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