WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ — New greenhouse gas emissions and energy policies at the federal level could generate as many as 2.5 million new jobs and $134 billion in economic activity in the U.S. while keeping energy costs down, according to a new report from the Center for Climate Strategies, published with Johns Hopkins University.
The report is based on economic impacts of climate policies developed by 16 states and calls for adoption of 23 specific policy approaches that have the potential to reduce pollution, are cost-effective, and improve energy, health, environment, and economic development.
“Several states have pioneered creation of comprehensive state climate action plans in recent years,” said Tom Peterson, President and CEO of the Center for Climate Strategies. “Our analysis provides the first clear indication of what would happen to the economy if such programs were adopted at the federal level.”
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