Building the Clean Energy Economy: A study on jobs and economic development of clean energy in Utah, analyzes economic development opportunities for Utah through increased investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the State. The study also looks at the net economic and employment impacts to the State of Utah if it were to achieve a 20% increase in energy efficiency by 2015 and 20% renewable energy by 2020 in the electricity sector.
Utah Clean Energy, Wikstrom Economic and Planning Consulting, and MRG Associates collaborated to determine the methodology and scope of the analysis. Funding for this study was provided in part by The Energy Foundation. The study was requested by the governor’s energy adviser, Dianne Nielson, to identify the economic development potential of increased adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Utah.
The full report can be downloaded at the Utah Clean Energy website