Energy Efficiency a Booming Biz

Stephen L. Cowell, an energy efficiency expert, says that while other careers are sputtering the business of creating savings by reducing energy consumption is going gangbusters.

Cowell says that the energy efficiency sector is "hiring like crazy":

"Most importantly, jobs created to support energy efficiency are America's jobs. More than 90 percent of products and 100 percent of the labor used in residential energy work are American. If Home Star [The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, passed by the House in May of 2010] becomes law, weatherization products and equipment will fly off store shelves faster than you can say 'retrofit.'"

Cowell says that a new report shows that new energy efficiency legislation could create up to 1.9 million new jobs.

Full Story: Energy Efficiency: The Unsung Hero of Our Times


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