DOE Touts Job-Creation Numbers

The Department of Energy pushed back against allegations that the administration has failed to create “green jobs.”

Green_HomeOne day before Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are slated to probe the administration’s green jobs agenda, the Energy Department announced that its weatherization program has made half a million homes more energy efficient and created 14,000 jobs.

“Our investments in clean energy innovation are creating hundreds of thousands of jobs around the country, developing entire industries and supply chains, and helping to make American companies to be more competitive,” Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman, who is slated to testify at the hearing, said in a statement.

The push by the Energy Department to tout its job-creation numbers comes amid growing criticism of the administration’s clean-energy policies by Republicans in Congress.

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Source: Andrew Restuccia | The Hill