Everyone's buzzing about the new study out of UC-Berkeley showing that California's energy-efficiency measures have created 1.5 million jobs and saved residents $56 billion in energy costs since 1972. (See Joe Romm's breakdown, or Brad's.) Turns out efficiency works! While it's on everyone's mind, I'd also direct your attention to "More Jobs and Greater Total Wage Income: The Economic Benefits of an Efficiency-Led Clean Energy Strategy to Meet Growing Electricity Needs in Michigan," a study done by Skip Laitner and Martin Kushler at ACEEE: Generally, we find that cost-effective investments in the combination of energy efficiency and renewable energy generation …
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