16 Jun '11, 12pm

Can Obama's Better Building Plan Create More Jobs?

Can Obama's Better Building Plan Create More Jobs?

President Obama met this week with his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in North Carolina to hear their ideas on job creation. While he was there, he also toured the Cree facility to see the American jobs that have been created making the next generation of energy efficient lighting. Among Council's ideas for job creation was one that we have been pressing on for a long time -- increasing the energy efficiency of our existing building stock. Not only will this create jobs in the ailing construction sector, but also in manufacturing, operations and throughout the economy as earnings and energy bill savings are spent in other sectors. A new study by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) released Monday estimated that 114,000 jobs could be created from policies in the President's Better Buildings Initiative to make our existing commercial buildings more efficient...

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