It’s Clean Energy Week in Washington! The National Wildlife Federation is one of more than 100 businesses & organizations partnering on the week.

The organizers of Clean Energy Week assert that comprehensive clean energy policy will create good American jobs while making America a world leader in clean, healthy and safe energy production. They point to an analysis from the University of California at Berkeley, which found that the clean energy legislation adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), could create up to 1.9 million jobs between its enactment and 2020.

In addition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that ACES would reduce CO2 emissions by 1 billion metric tons in 2020 alone, the equivalent to taking 200 million cars off the road for one year.

Why is a wildlife organization so passionate about clean energy? Because we here at NWF know that if we don’t reduce our carbon pollution now, global warming will have a devastating effect on a range of American wildlife species & wild places.