20 for Ohio

A Proposal to Create Quality Jobs and Reduce Pollution by Reducing Energy Use By 20 Percent in Ohio’s Schools, Hospitals, and Public BuildingsEnergy efficiency is a jobs driver in the growing clean economy.

A study last year by Clean Jobs Midwest found that there are more than 100,000 workers in Ohio’s clean economy and 77 percent of those jobs were in the energy efficiency sector.

The BlueGreen Alliance today released a new analysis that showed 30,000 direct jobs could be created or sustained by 2030 by reducing energy used in the state’s hospitals, universities, schools, and health care (M.U.S.H.) sector by 20 percent. The study—20 for OH: A Proposal To Reduce Ohio’s Energy Use In The M.U.S.H. Sector By 20 Percent—also found that increased efficiency in that sector would save over 70,000 gigawatt hours of energy and consumers $5.1 billion in that same time span.

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