Why Clean Energy Public Investment Makes Economic Sense: The Evidence Base

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Source:
United Nations
Management Information Services, Inc.
Date:
1 January 2009

This report analyses the connection between government clean energy spending and various measures of economic health. It also assesses the relationship between direct government financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency.The report's primary conclusion is that green programs facilitate economic growth and job creation, and government investments in these programs stimulate economic growth and job creation, as well as providing various other economic and environmental benefits.