Economic Benefits of Energy Efficiency

Driving Economic Development & Job Creation

Ho, Stacy (Green for All) and Satya Rhodes-Conway (Center on Wisconsin Strategy) “A Short Guide to Setting up a City-Scale Retrofit Program.” 2010.

Wise et al. “Integrating Valuation Methods to Recognize Green Infrastructure’s Multiple Benefits.” Center for Neighborhood Technology. April 1, 2010.

White House Middle Class Task Force, Council on Environmental Quality. “Recovery Through Retrofit.” October 19, 2009.

Bezdek, Roger H. “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: Economic Drivers for the 21st Century.” American Solar Energy Society, Inc. 2007.

Marchant, Tara and Zara Burkirin. “Greening Our Neighborhoods & Putting Americans to Work: A Case for Carbon Reduction & Job Creation.” The Greenlining Institute. December 2009

Connelly, Mary Jo, Penn Loh, Mike Prokosch, and Cindy Chang. “The Green Justice Solution: A Win-Win Plan to Prevent Climate Crisis and Jumpstart an Equitable and Sustainable Economic Recovery.” The Green Justice Coalition and Community Labor United. December 6, 2008.

Garrett-Peltier, Heidi. “Employment Estimates for Energy Efficiency Retrofits of Commercial Buildings,” Department of Economics and Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts Amherst. June 2, 2011.

Burr, Andrew C. “Energy Transparency Implementation Report,” Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), March 2012. Also the Summary.

Equity & Affordability

Hudson, Gerry, Joel Rogers and Phil Thompson. “Eyes on the Prize: Program Architecture of Emerald Cities.” December 31, 2008.

Pollin, Robert, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, and Jeannette Wicks-Lim. “Green Prosperity: How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards in the United States.” Department of Economics and Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts Amherst. June 2009.

Brown, Matthew H. “Income, Energy Efficiency, and Emissions: The Critical Relationship.” Energy Programs Consortium. February 26, 2008.

Fuller, Merrian. “Enabling Investments in Energy Efficiency: A Study of Energy Efficiency Programs that Reduce First-Cost Barriers in the Residential Sector.” Energy & Resources Group, California Institute for Energy and Environment, and Efficiency Vermont. May 21, 2009.