Commentary: Efficiency is a pro-jobs, pro-environment energy solution

By Stacey Paradis, MEEA Executive Director

The presidential “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” executive order signed on Tuesday was positioned as a way for the federal government to not be forced to choose between environmental protection and economic development. On Sunday, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt prefaced the order’s release, saying the order and the policies it promotes would be “pro-jobs and pro-environment.”

If these are the goals, then the focus should be on recognizing the economic benefits of clean energy and, in particular, the thousands of good jobs that are created through energy efficiency....Read on at Midwest Energy News