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Jobs and Economic Competitiveness

NREL looks at jobs and economic competitiveness through the lens of the national energy dialogue, which is increasingly focused on American prosperity and U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. NREL investigates the potential impacts on the U.S. economy from expanding renewable technology deployment and examines opportunities for the U.S. renewable technologies and systems in the future.

Jobs and Economic Competitiveness Activities

NREL analyzes clean energy industry trends; cost, price and performance trends; market and policy drivers; and future outlook to identify potential opportunities and challenges to building and maintaining US competitiveness in the global renewable energy market.

NREL's economic competitiveness analysis efforts focus on assessing: jobs creation, workforce development needs, manufacturing costs, supply-chain constraints, innovation opportunities and comparative advantages associated with deployment of renewable energy technologies.

The goal is to provide objective information that may be helpful for policymakers and inform decision making.

NREL's Jobs and Economic Competitiveness Analysis Framework
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key_activities_capabilities Jobs Wind/Solar Jobs Wind/Solar JEDI Tools JEDI Tools Supply Constraint Clean Energy Innovation JEDI Tools Market and Policy Impacts Analysis Workforce Development Competitive Advantage Competitve Advantage Manufacturing Costs Jobs Wind/Solar