Throughout the last decade, energy efficiency has been the quiet workhorse in the United States’ Midwestern region: Saving consumers and businesses money, reducing emissions, and positively impacting communities – urban, suburban and rural – across the region.
... Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has been devasting to our industry. Through May 2020, 131,660 Midwest clean energy workers have filed for unemployment; 91,992 of those were energy efficiency workers. So how can energy efficiency be the pathway to economic recovery?