Driving Growth: How Clean Cars and Climate Policy Can Create Jobs

By Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for American Progress, United Auto Workers
March 2010

Reducing America’s dependence on imported oil will not only enhance our national security, but it will createsubstantially more jobs than continuing on our current path of waste and unsustainable resource use. Reengineering theU.S. automobile fleet to use energy more efficiently will require new investments in advanced technology, increasingdemand for skilled labor. Instead of presenting a threat to the auto industry, reigning in reliance on oil and cuttingpollution from fossil fuels can demonstrably create jobs, accelerate innovation, and increase demand for advancedmanufacturing.



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