Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Energy Efficiency Could Create Up To 900,000 Jobs

Energy efficiency measures could create hundreds of thousands of new green jobs by the year 2020, according to a new report published by McKinsey & Company. The report, Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy, is now available for free viewing online.

According to the report, a comprehensive effort to improve energy efficiency in the U.S. could:

  • Save the nation more than $1.2 trillion by 2020
  • Help stop global warming by abating up to 1.1 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions per year
  • Create 600,000 to 900,000 jobs by 2020