Unemployment nationally is hovering just below 10% but there's one bright spot on the jobs horizon: energy efficiency jobs created by various "cash for caulkers" schemes.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) estimates that a total of 333,000 jobs will be created in 2010 by manufacturing energy efficient products, implementing President Obama's recently announced HomeStar residential retrofit program and by BuildingStar, a similar program for commercial retrofits.
Three-hundred-thousand-plus new jobs are certainly not enough to please all 29 million unemployed among us, but a healthy step toward reducing our dependence upon Middle East oil and midwest coal.
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