ENERGY EFFICIENCY EMPLOYMENT IN AUSTRALIA
An analysis of the current and potential jobs created by saving energy in Australia
Energy efficiency has played a key role in improving Australians’ wealth, health and wellbeing. More efficient businesses are more productive, and more efficient homes are cooler in summer, warmer in winter, healthier and cheaper to run. Improving the energy efficiency of Australian homes and businesses is the largest opportunity we have to reduce households’ energy bills.
To date, very little work has been undertaken to estimate the number of people employed in energy efficiency in Australia. A new report by the Energy Efficiency Council, Energy Savings Industry Association and Green Energy Markets has found that improving the energy efficiency of Australian homes and businesses would slash $7.7 billion a year off energy bills and create the equivalent of 120,000 full time jobs.
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