Engine of Growth: Energy Efficiency Investments and the Future Energy Jobs Act Will Spark Illinois's Clean Energy Economy

Issue Brief
July 18, 2017

Energy efficiency is an engine of economic growth in Illinois. Across the state, households, buildings, and businesses are already saving money on their electric bills as a result of successful efficiency programs, and the state is currently home to about 90,000 workers in the energy efficiency sector.

Illinois can expand its clean energy economy by doubling down on efficiency investments, which could create more than 7,000 jobs per year and add $700 million to the state’s economy annually between now and 2030. The pathway to achieving these economic gains is clear: the state’s electric utilities must fully implement the energy efficiency provisions of the Future Energy Jobs Act.