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Jobs Legislation

October 16, 2012
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...
September 6, 2012
The economic benefits of energy efficiency extend far beyond lowering energy bills for consumers. Efficiency also contributes to economic development and job creation. But who benefits most from these economic opportunities? At every step of the...
November 14, 2011
With unemployment hovering at a stubborn 9%, it is no wonder that job creation has become a hot topic. It is nearly impossible to read the news without encountering an article describing how a policy or industry creates a given number of jobs....
September 8, 2011
Among the proposed policies rumored to be in President Barack Obama’s Thursday, September 8 jobs address is the creation of a national infrastructure bank. If we really want to stimulate both the economy and job creation it is important that...
March 9, 2010
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...
January 28, 2010
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...
January 27, 2010
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...
December 9, 2009
Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech broadly laying out the steps that his Administration envisions for further stimulating the economy, putting Americans back to work, and getting businesses hiring again. In it, he gave a nod to the...
March 1, 2009
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...
February 17, 2009
Congress passed an economic stimulus package over the weekend that does much to promote energy efficiency. The American Recover and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 includes several provisions modifying and expanding the scope of the energy efficiency...