Building clean vehicle technology directly supports 288,000 manufacturing and engineering jobs in the United States, according to a new report released by labor and environmental leaders. These workers are employed at more than 1,200 factories and engineering facilities in 48 states, making technology that improves fuel economy for today’s innovative vehicles—everything from more efficient transmissions and turbo-charged engines to light-weight steel and aluminum to electric power steering and regenerative braking.
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Both the administration and some in Congress are arguing for regulatory rollback as a cornerstone of a platform on American manufacturing. There’s only one problem with this plan: cutting regulations doesn’t help American manufacturing, it hurts it—and it hurts American manufacturing workers and communities that depend on them.
Across the country, companies and workers are building the advanced fuel-efficient vehicles of the future. These are not just our cars, SUVs and pickup trucks, but also “medium- and heavy-duty” vehicles–everything from super-duty pickups, work vehicles, and buses, to delivery trucks and long haul semis/tractor-trailers that move America’s packages and goods. Broad-based innovation across the industry has been essential to rebuilding a strong, globally competitive domestic transportation supply chain—and the manufacturing jobs that go with it.
On September 26, the BlueGreen Alliance submitted written comments on the Midterm Evaluation Draft Technical Assessment Report for Model Year 2022–2025 Light Duty Vehicle GHG Emissions and CAFE Standards. We believe these standards are working, delivering deep energy security and greenhouse gas reduction gains while at the same time spurring the job growth and economic recovery America needs.
The release of the Technical Assessment Report is the first step of the Midterm Evaluation process for 2017-2025 Light-Duty Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Standards. These standards prove that sound policymaking can effectively combat climate change.
New, far more efficient cars, SUVs, and trucks are on track to save American’s tens of billions of dollars at the pump while making the historic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions—all while creating and sustaining quality jobs for American workers.
Investments in clean energy technologies for cars are creating jobs. Most recently, Alcoa—with the assistance of a loan from the Department of Energy—is expanding a Tennessee aluminum manufacturing facility and adding 200 jobs.
BlueGreen Alliance leaders applauded a Department of Energy announcement of a $259 million loan that will help Alcoa retool what will become one of the largest automotive grade aluminum facilities in North America and add 200 good jobs.
To build a strong competitive modern economy its not enough just to use the latest, best, cleanest technology, we also have to invest in people, plants, and technology. That’s what the Department of Energy’s ATVM program is doing around the country.
A Bureau of Labor Statistics report showed that in 2010, 3.1 million jobs green jobs were created. What this report shows is that we need to double down on the industries of the 21st century that will build a more competitive American economy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 6, 2010) The United Steelworkers announced today that they had reached an agreement with two leading Chinese power generation companies to work collaboratively on all aspects of the companies’ U.S. market strategies including manufacturing, assembly, component sourcing, distribution and wind energy project development. Read the announcement from the United Steelworkers. The BlueGreen…
As the U.S. Senate prepares to take up clean energy legislation, members of the United Steelworkers today highlighted the more than 100,000 letters sent from USW members urging action on strong clean energy jobs legislation.