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Deutsche Bank: Big Energy Efficiency Push Could Save Americans $1 Trillion, Cut CO2 10%, Create 3 Million Jobs


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Kit
- 858 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Scaling up energy efficiency retrofits around the U.S. could save an estimated $1 trillion over the next 10 years while creating 3.3 million job years for a wide range of skilled workers, according to study released this week from Deutsche Bank and-->



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Kit B. (277)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 6:26 pm

Scaling up energy efficiency retrofits around the U.S. could save an estimated $1 trillion over the next 10 years while creating 3.3 million job years for a wide range of skilled workers, according to study released this week from Deutsche Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation.

The study, “United States Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits,” calculates the massive economic impact a $279 billion investment in energy efficiency would have. Along with saving consumers money and boosting economic productivity, the investment would also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 600 million metric tons — or about 10% of current emissions.
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by Zachary Rybarczyk | Climate Progress |

 

Yvonne White (231)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 8:27 pm
But..but..the what about the Oil jobs?????;)
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 8:34 pm

Turn them into better jobs, building solar panels, wind generators, water generators and dare I say it, the oil industry is rapidly running out of oil. Oops! That of course is Obama's fault, he sent all the oil to Kenya.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 8:59 am
This is great! not only do we help the earth and ourselves, but we get to give the big oil people a nice big kick in the a**. This is super! Two for the price of one.
 

Kit B. (277)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 11:13 am

I'm not saying that the US government will go for this, only that it is a proposition on the table.
 

Brian M. (145)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 12:25 pm
10% is not nearly enough, but if it could just get the US started on the path, then that would do for now. Things are going to get really rough over the next fifty years. Why is it so hard for people to understand the science?
 

Dave C. (211)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 7:18 pm
sounds like a win-win, but since too many people in this country--- including lots of independents and repuglicans don't vote with their brains, but with their emotions (fear/anger) they will say that "this is not worth doing....and anyway why should we listen to a German bank?".....
It would be a great start, but then probably help Mr. Obama get re-elected so nothing conservatives could ever support...and anyone conservative don't need to care about the world...I've heard that we don't need to....

thanks for a great article.
 

Carmen S. (607)
Saturday March 17, 2012, 4:09 pm
noted, thanks Kit
 

. (0)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 8:38 am

Painless Budget Cuts to Save America
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 1:24 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Heidi Aubrey (4)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 9:11 pm
Its very unlikely this proposition will get passed Congress. The Republican dominated Congressman are heavily invested in oil and typically do not favor much else. Mitt Romney's(Republican who is attempting to get elected over Mr. Obama) largest, personal, finacial investments are with big oil companies. Too bad, it sounds like a really great, intelligent, progressive move.
 
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