Innovating, building and installing the clean economy—clean energy, energy efficiency, safe chemicals, and clean vehicles—is protecting the environment while creating quality jobs across the country and ensuring the health of workers and the environment.
Climate Change & the Clean Economy
If we do it right, we can create quality, family-sustaining jobs while also reducing carbon pollutions and avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. Strategic investments in building the clean economy like energy efficiency and renewable energy are critical, as are measures to ensure these jobs are quality jobs and that workers and communities impacted have the tools and resources they need to make the shift to a clean energy economy.
Safe Chemicals, Safe Jobs
Of the more than 80,000 chemicals in commerce in the United States, just 200 have been tested by the EPA. It’s important that workers and communities are informed about risks associated with exposure to toxic chemicals and potential harmful effects so that they can protect themselves and choose safer alternatives when possible.
Clean Vehicles and Fuels
Across the country, workers are building innovative, far more efficient cars, SUVs, and trucks—combating climate change and driving manufacturing growth and job creation.
1.9 million and 600,000
There are 1.9 million Americans employed in the energy efficiency sector and 600,000 workers are directly employed in the production of low-carbon electricity.
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