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United States Energy & Employment Report 2023

United States Energy & Employment Report 2023

Full Title: United States Energy & Employment Report 2023
Author(s): David Keyser, Marie Fiori, Betony Jones, Hugh Ho, Shrayas Jatkar, Kate Gordon, Gina Copland-Newfield, Carla Frisch, and Christy Veeder
Publisher(s): U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: June 15, 2023
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Description (excerpt):

The U.S. energy system is rapidly transforming, driven by policies that expand production, foster innovation, support domestic manufacturing,
and create high wage jobs across America, while substantially reducing emissions. Landmark investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provide critical funding to drive more rapid adoption of zero emissions products, incentivize expanded domestic manufacturing capacity, and facilitate the development of next-generation technologies through programs that emphasize equity and a just transition.

The pace of change in the energy sector makes tracking energy employment more important than ever, but it also increases its complexity. The diversity and breadth of energy industries across the United States create significant challenges for economic modeling and traditional labor market data collection. While many of its segments, such as utility-scale power generation, fossil fuel extraction, and electric and gas transmission and distribution, are inarguably part of the energy sector, other activities (such as storage technologies and energy efficiency products and services) are difficult to define and isolate from other sectors of the economy. Given the complex relationship between energy
and the overall economy, the 2023 U.S. Energy Employment Report (USEER) investigates, with a special supplemental survey, Traditional Energy sectors — Electric Power Generation, Fuels, and Transmission, Distribution, and Storage — followed by individual analyses of employment in two important energy =end-use sectors — Energy Efficiency and Motor Vehicles.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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