Unprecedented Opportunties for U.S. Federal Investments in Energy Efficiency

THE National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) in the U.S. will address the impact of energy efficiency on jobs and deficit reduction ahead of the Annual Federal Workshop.

This Thursday, March 22, high level leaders in the U.S. clean energy economy will gather at the Pepco Building in Washington D.C. to discuss emerging opportunities for the energy efficiency industry at the federal level that will create jobs and decrease the deficit.

The workshop, hosted by the NAESCO, will provide a forum for private and public sector representatives to talk candidly about the evolving role of energy efficiency in the federal marketplace.

The U.S. Federal Government is currently making unprecedented investments in energy upgrades to buildings. President Obama recently announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next 2 years.

Additionally, the President issued a memorandum to more effectively leverage the capabilities of third party providers like ESCOs to generate energy and dollar savings at federal facilities.

Upgrading the energy efficiency of America’s buildings is one of the fastest, easiest, and cheapest ways to save money, cut down on harmful pollution, and produce good jobs right now.

Investments in building retrofits and energy efficiency can make a real difference in the American and any economy, by creating immediate and good paying jobs, reducing both energy costs and consumption, and redirecting the monies saved to growing our industries.

NAESCO members are well aware of the economic benefits of energy efficiency. The industry is one of the only industries to grow during the recession, hiring people at a time when unemployment seems stubbornly stuck at levels not seen since the early 1980s.

Across the U.S., the energy service industry has created roughly 300,000 jobs, provided $50 billion in energy savings and $25 billion in public infrastructure improvements since 1990.

Washington DC City at Sunset public domain image picture free to use.

Wednesday 21st March 2012

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