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Electric Transmission 205: Economic Stimulus and Jobs Benefits

Speaking Engagement
7.15.11
Environmental and Energy Study Institute and Working group for Investment in Reliable and Economic electric Systems (WIRES)
Washington, D.C.
Husch Blackwell Senior Counsel Jim Hoecker organizes and moderates a briefing at the U.S. Capitol on the job creation potential of energy infrastructure investment. The panel highlights a recent study by WIRES and the Brattle Group, entitled “Employment and Economic Benefits of Transmission Infrastructure Investment in the U.S. and Canada,” and the work of other organizations which demonstrate that new transmission investment could generate hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next 20 years, provided that regulatory obstacles are minimized.