Fact Sheet

Job and Climate Impacts from Energy Efficiency Investments

August 4, 2020

We analyzed the likely jobs created, energy saved, and carbon emissions avoided from several proposed energy efficiency investments for economic stimulus or infrastructure. The proposed investments are in homes and commercial buildings, electric vehicles, transportation infrastructure, manufacturing plants, small businesses, states, and cities. We estimate that, collectively, the proposed investments would result in 660,000 more people working for a year (job-years) through 2023 and 1.3 million added job-years over the lifetime of the investments and savings. Over time, the investments would result in more than 900 million metric tons (MMT) of reduced carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the emissions of almost 200 million cars and light trucks for a year; they would produce $120 billion in energy bill savings (present value), as well as other financial benefits and laying a foundation for a green economy.

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