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

Comments

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!
Book cover of Where Things Are from Near to Far

Where Things Are From Near to Far

This engaging children's book about planning illustrates that "every building has its place."
$19.95

City Coasters

Hand-drawn engraved maps of your favorite neighborhoods are divided up across 4 coasters making each one unique.
$36.00