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Clean Energy and Climate Policies Lead to Economic Growth in the United States

New analysis shows that adopting comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation could create up to 1.9 million jobs

New economic analysis shows that clean energy and climate policies would create jobs, increase consumers’ income, and strengthen the U.S. economy as a whole. Based on collaborate research by the University of Illinois, Yale University and the University of California, the new study clearly demonstrates that comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation, such as the American Clean Energy and Security Act and the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, would limit pollution and create incentives to drive large-scale investments in clean energy and energy efficiency.

The analysis indicates that, on a national level, such legislation would create up to 1.9 million new jobs, increase annual household income by up to $1,175 per year, and boost GDP by up to $111 billion – with all of those benefits measured relative to a scenario without such legislation. In addition, all the states would see economic gains are over and above the growth that they would see in the absence of such a bill.

Environmental Entrepreneurs, along with the national investor coalition Ceres and the Clean Economy Network, have sponsored the publication of the following 50 state fact sheets that clearly illustrate the study’s findings about how each state will be impacted if we pass strong clean energy and climate policies to secure a safer and cleaner future for our country. Click on the links below to see those state fact sheets.

See more information on the national results

Read the Executive Summary for the analysis

Individual state fact sheets

Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming

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