EPA Releases Annual Climate Protection Partnerships Report
The Environmental Protection Agency has just released its annual Climate Protection Partnerships report, and it indicates that the U.S. is in a strong position to achieve economic growth â€“ in other words, job growth â€“ as it transitions to safer, healthier and more sustainable forms of energy. The report comes on top of great news for job growth in the solar industry, with as-yet untapped offshore wind energy and vast reserves of geothermal energy offering potential for even greater growth in the green jobs sector.
That's something to keep in mind as the battle over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline gathers a new head of steam. Now that the State Department has delivered a required environmental report, it has to move forward and consult with other U.S. agencies to consider a variety of potential impacts the project could have on the public, and that includes economic impacts.
The 2012 Climate Protection Partnerships Report
The latest year for which statistics are available is 2012, hence the formal title of the report, "EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs Climate Protection Partnerships 2012 Annual Report."
The report highlights the achievements of EPA partnerships with more than 21,000 organizations, impacting millions of individuals with new clean energy and energy efficiency programs, including the ENERGY STAR and Green Power Partnership programs.
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Read the full report here.
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