For Every $1 Spent on Energy Efficiency, $2.25 in Jobs April 21, 2010 : 10:01 PM

A new study, from Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College and Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, once again confirms that building a green economy creates jobs:

“The Georgia Tech-Duke analysis, released Monday, says "aggressive energy-efficiency initiatives" could keep energy consumption in the South's residential, commercial and industrial facilities "from growing over the next twenty years." That could lead to the retirement of 25 gigawatts of older power plants, and render unnecessary the construction of 49 gigawatts of new power plants.”

“The study also estimates that such measures would generate $2.25 in jobs and economic activity for every $1 spent on making residential, commercial and industrial facilities more energy efficient.”