07 Sep '11, 2pm

Energy efficiency creates 90x jobs, at half the cost, as a nuclear power plant. Great infographic. #green

For half the cost of a nuclear power plant, 1.6 million homes could be retrofitted to be energy efficient enough to offset the entire power output of that plant, all while generating 220,000 jobs--roughly 90 times more than with another nuclear power plant. In short, energy efficiency saves gigawatts of power, generates more jobs, and at a much lower cost than more fossil fuels. Green Economy Generates More Jobs, Employs More People Than Fossil Fuels If you want it explained another way, according to data from the Brookings Institution, the green economy employs more people than the fossil fuel industry and is growing more quickly than the economy as a whole, with median wages 13% higher than those of the economy as a whole. The constant Republican linkage between opening up more areas of the US for energy exploration (whether oil offshore or natural gas via fracking or mo...

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