Green Prosperity [elelctronic resource] : How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards in the United States /
By: Pollin, Robert
Contributor(s): Jeannette, Wicks-Lim | Garrett-Peltier, HeidiPublisher: Amherst, Massachusetts; USA. Department of Economics & Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts. 2009Description: PDFSubject(s): Poverty Government Policy - United States | Employment Economic Aspects | Employment United States | Employment Government Policy - United States | Employment Research - United States | Energy Development Environmental Aspects | Green Industries | Environment | Environmental Impact | Jobs | Low Income | Urban Environment | Urban Planning | Urban PolicyDDC classification: INTERNET Online Resources: Electronic copy
This study, co-commissioned by Natural Resources Defense Council and Green For All, considers the employment and other policy effects of a 50 billion annual investment in clean-energy specifically in terms of its ability to raise living standards for lower-income workers and families. This report shows that investments in clean energy can benefit lower-income families first by expanding job opportunities, and also by lowering household utility bills through energy efficiency investments and transportation costs by making public transportation more accessible.