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