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The Job Creation Shuffle

February 18, 2015 by Severin Borenstein

Energy and Employment

Renewable energy proponents and advocates of the Keystone pipeline finally agree that the right way to count “job creation” is to focus narrowly on the jobs in the industry they want to boost and ignore the overall impact on employment. But researchers who actually study employment are not on board.[read more]

Can Ending Energy Poverty Abroad Create Jobs at Home?

February 17, 2015 by Justin Guay

Energy Poverty Progress and Job Creation

An innovative American company called All Power Labs has a creative and interesting approach to tackling the challenge of energy poverty, one that has turned existing ideas about development aid and manufacturing jobs on their head.[read more]

Texas Leads Nation in Growth in Oil and Natural Gas Production Jobs During 2013

November 8, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Texas Energy Economy Growth

Texas added more than 19,000 new private sector jobs in oil and natural gas production over the course of 2013, almost six times the number added in New Mexico, the next highest state for oil and natural gas production jobs added last year.[read more]

New Carbon Pollution Standards Can Create 274,000 Jobs, Save $37 Billion on Energy Bills

June 1, 2014 by Peter Lehner

Common-sense regulations like carbon pollution standards for power plants—like the proposed standards that President Obama will be unveiling next week--can do positive things like protect our pocketbooks as well as our health, according to a new study.[read more]

Strong Support for Clean Energy, and the Jobs It Creates, Crosses Party Lines

February 9, 2014 by Peter Lehner

Clean Energy Jobs

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says the renewable energy industry is responsible for 615,000 jobs in the United States. That’s hundreds of thousands of Americans working to provide this country with clean energy from wind, sun and plants.[read more]

Michigan and New York Renewable Portfolio Standards Add Jobs and Revive Economic Growth

November 13, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

State Renewable Portfolio Standards


The policy known as the Renewable Portfolio Standard, whereby retail electricity providers are mandated to meet a share of sales from the competitive procurement of clean and renewable energy is proving successful at deploying renewable generation at the state level.[read more]

Now Hiring: 210,000 People to Cut Carbon Pollution

July 23, 2013 by Peter Lehner

Power plants have pump carbon into the atmosphere, with disastrous consequences. Cutting this dangerous pollution now is imperative to protect public health. It’s also a good way to create jobs.[read more]

New Survey: Majority of US Against Raising Energy Taxes

March 24, 2013 by Mark Green

economic consequences of taxes

A new national survey finds that big majorities think higher taxes on the industry – as have been proposed by the administration and some in Congress – would be harmful to consumers and the economy.[read more]

Energy and Real Job Creation

September 8, 2012 by Mark Green

Listening to President Obama’s convention speech, it’s hard to avoid the thought that if his administration had adopted pro-development energy policies a few years ago – clearing the way for America’s oil and natural gas industry to find new resources, create 1 million new jobs by 2020 and stimulate the larger economy – he wouldn’t be...[read more]

Energy: It’s About Jobs

July 8, 2012 by Mark Green

Photo by Takver via Flickr

The latest jobs report, showing the creation of just 80,000 new jobs in June, is refocusing the political debate on the economy. How meager is 80,000 jobs? Well, according to UPI that’s “not even enough to keep up with growth in the working-age population,” which last month grew by 191,000. Meanwhile, a Rasmussen survey reports that only...[read more]

Refinery Closures Lead to Rising Gas Prices and Job Losses

January 31, 2012 by Robert Rapier

Refinery Closures and the Keystone Pipeline There have been several announcements in recent months of refinery closures that will likely impact gasoline supplies (and prices) on the East Coast. Some of those closures have been on the East Coast. Others — such as the Hovensa refinery in the Virgin Islands and some European refineries —...[read more]