Dramatic Improvements in Efficiency Cause Creates Jobs
A group of 12 union and environmental organizations has estimated 570,000 jobs could be created by 2030 by adhering to the fuel efficiency standards proposed by the federal government. These standards want to see vehicles that can get 54.5 miles per gallon and are set to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases autos will be emitting.
The BlueGreen Alliance believes that job growth will occur through trying to meet these longer range goals. They point to the present increase in automobile manufacturing jobs as proof of their optimism. Since 2009 automobile manufacturing saw 146,000 jobs created and another 70,000 jobs were added in the automobile sales sector.
Part of the goal to reduce emissions and increase gas mileage is focusing on light duty vehicles like pickup trucks. The lighter trucks will help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and make money available for other parts of the American economy. The light duty vehicles can also reduce trade deficit numbers as European and Asian markets will be looking for more efficient vehicles that could be supplied by US manufacturers.
The automobile industry can take a look at the home appliance industry to see some similarities and for some inspiration. More jobs were created when the appliance manufacturers hired new engineers to design more efficient products to meet government efficiency standards. The results of these efforts have improved sales and created more satisfied customers.
HVAC equipment is one area that saw dramatic improvements in efficiency over the course of the last few years. Our experienced Lorain County HVAC technicians can install a high efficiency air conditioning system in your home to create a more comfortable environment for your family without driving up your utility bill. Schedule an appointment with one of our techs to begin saving today.