Energy Efficiency Jobs: Another Well-Meant Hustle?

Are Energy Efficiency programs we are participating in another well-meant hustle, or is there lasting prosperity to be had in our industry? Beyond anecdotal reports, ARRA-funded enthusiasm for excellent Energy Efficiency (EE) programs like Energy Upgrade California and Evergreen, San Jose’s “Project 5002,” are EE endeavors really just a mirthless game of shuffleboard, shifting workers around without creating any real value?

The shuffle, it turns out, is in the money diverted to create more growth, not the workers; EE programs DO create a snowball effect of lasting prosperity over the long haul. This post will seek to demystify why investing your time and attention in EE is an excellent way to do your part to keep lowering national unemployment, create a more comfortable home and keep up with your neighbors as they add efficiency upgrades and appliances.

 

To see how the numbers play out...

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