Less Energy, More Jobs

Read the full story from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.

What’s the cleanest, cheapest and most benign source of energy available in America today?

If you guessed it’s the energy we don’t use, you’re right on the mark. You’re also right up the alley of U.S. Sen. Al Franken, who has been promoting building retrofitting as a source not only of energy but also of jobs as part of the “Back to Work Minnesota” initiative he launched last October.

Franken brought his energy- and economy-boosting ideas to the University of Minnesota last week in the form of a Forum on Energy Savings and Retrofitting sponsored by the Institute on the Environment, the Energy Service Coalition, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Urban Land Institute, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s “Minnesota Waste Wise” affiliate, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and Clean Energy Resource Teams.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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