Where The Real Job Creation Is: Obama’s Energy Initiatives Create 68,000 Jobs To Keystone XL’s 6,000

Two of the Obama administration’s clean energy initiatives are poised to create more than 68,000 jobs, and even more temporary jobs, over the next few years. Both initiatives — which include the Environmental Protection Agency’s toxic pollution rule and the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program for renewables — are under attack from the right, labeled as job-killing programs. However, the data shows the programs are poised to create far more jobs than the much-touted Keystone XL pipeline numbers. Although pipeline proponents claim it will create “tens of thousands of jobs,” upon closer examination, the pipeline would only lead to an approximate 6,000 temporary jobs:

Sources: Department of Energy, EPA 12/21, Washington Post 12/14,