Earlier today the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a Policy Brief summarizing economic analysis of clean energy and climate protection legislation that we have been working on for more than a year. We know that the Senate debate on this legislation will turn largely on economic issues, so we used two well-known national energy models to examine the impact of the House-passed bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), on our economy. The main findings include: ACES will boost our economy by driving $300 billion of investments toward clean energy (through 2030), creating hundreds of thousands of …
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Dan Lashof is director of NRDC's climate and clean air program.
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