By the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (Annie Gilleo, James Barrett, and Emma Cooper) – February 2019
E4TheFuture provided support for a white paper on five key energy efficiency policies that Florida can adopt to spur job growth across the state. These include setting energy efficiency targets for utilities, adopting state-level appliance standards, promoting the use of combined heat and power, updating building energy codes, and working with cities to benchmark large public and commercial buildings. For each policy, the authors examine job creation potential, offer examples of successful implementation, and outline practical steps for adoption. Potential economic impacts of electric vehicle adoption are also discussed.