During his second campaign, President Barack Obama pledged to boost the economy by creating one million manufacturing jobs by 2016. To track this effort, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) launched the AA meter, which reveals the industry’s progress on a monthly basis. How are we doing so far? Read more
Recently in the online industry journal Hydrogen Fuel News, industry observer Angie Bergenson reported on research from National Renewable Energy Laboratory which states that improving energy efficiency, not searching out new methods of energy production, might be a better approach to take.
Noting that improving efficiency isn’t anywhere near as expensive as developing new power systems, Bergenson wrote that while “finding new ways to produce power, primarily through the adoption and support of renewable energy systems, is one way to approach the productivity issue, this has proven quite expensive.”
In fact, NREL researchers suggest that America can double energy production by 2030, “primarily through the adoption of energy efficiency policies,” Bergenson says, as well as contribute jobs to the economy. Read more