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Q2 2014 Clean Jobs Report

Aug 28, 2014 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

More than 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs and clean transportation were announced in 29 states in the second quarter of 2014. Arizona ranked first as the state with the greatest number of announced jobs this past quarter, followed by California, thanks to several announcements from the utility-scale solar industry. Michigan came in third followed by Utah, Massachusetts, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, and North Carolina.

Q1 2014 Clean Jobs Report

May 21, 2014 — Author: E2 [view report]

Top 10 States for Clean Energy Job Announcements in Q1: Idaho, Texas, California, Missouri, New York, Kansas, Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Louisiana; Ongoing Uncertainty Surrounding Federal Clean Energy Policies - Coupled with Persistent Attacks on State Level - Kept New Clean Energy Job Numbers Low. View Full Report Here.

Full Report PDF: Clean Jobs Illinois: An In-Depth Look at Clean Energy Employment in Illinois

Mar 20, 2014 — Author: Clean Energy Trust [view report]

Clean Energy Trust, in partnership with other organizations including E2, presents a report based on a survey of Illinois clean energy firms, seeking to better understand employment in the sector.

Clean Jobs Illinois: An In-Depth Look at Clean Energy Employment in Illinois

Mar 19, 2014 — Author: Clean Energy Trust [view report]

Clean Energy Trust, in partnership with other organizations including E2, presents a website and report based on a survey of Illinois clean energy firms.

Clean Energy Jobs: 2013 Year in Review and Q4 Report

Mar 11, 2014 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

More than 78,600 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in 2013 at 260 projects tracked by the nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

E2 2013 Milestones: Powering Policy, Growing our Economy

Feb 13, 2014 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

In 2013, E2 had several successful initiatives, including supporting President Obama's Climate Action Plan, amplifying the business voice of agricultural innovators, and defending renewable energy standards.

2013 Third Quarter Clean Energy and Clean Transportation Jobs Report

Nov 21, 2013 — Author: E2 [view report]

Clean Energy Works For Us: 2013 Third Quarter Snapshot

Colorado Water Supply and Climate Change: A Business Perspective

Sep 4, 2013 — Author: E2 [view report]

From the Rocky Mountain Chapter of E2. Find the Executive Summary here.

2013 Second Quarter Clean Energy and Clean Transportation Jobs Report

Aug 28, 2013 — Author: E2 [view report]

Clean Energy Works For Us: 2013 Second Quarter Snapshot

Advanced Biofuel Market Report 2013 - Executive Summary

Aug 27, 2013 — Author: E2 [view report]

Capacity through 2016

Advanced Biofuel Market Report 2013

Aug 27, 2013 — Author: E2 [view report]

Capacity through 2016

Biodiesel in California: Companies Fueling Positive Change

Aug 26, 2013 — Author: EDF and E2 [view report]

New Case Study Shows Rapid Growth of Biodiesel Industry in California

First Quarter 2013 Clean Energy Jobs Roundup

Jun 4, 2013 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

Announcements from the first quarter of 2013.

Clean Energy Jobs Quarterly Report: Q4 2012 and the year in review

Mar 6, 2013 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

Announcements from the fourth quarter of 2012 and a review of the year.

E2 2012 Milestones: Fueling Our Economy, Protecting Our Environment

Feb 28, 2013 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

2012 marked a critical turning point in several E2 initiatives, including advanced biofuels, ocean conservation, and clean energy.

PTC Policy Inaction Hurting U.S. Wind Industry

Dec 5, 2012 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

Since January, E2 has tracked 25 job layoff announcements in the wind industry. These layoffs, which recently have been increasing, span 17 states and total at least 3,240 jobs lost.

The Economic Benefits of Military Biofuels

Nov 14, 2012 — Author: High Road Strategies [view report]

The military's plans to expand its use of biofuels in planes, ships and other vehicles would generate at least about $10 billion in economic activity and create more than 14,000 jobs by 2020.

Clean Energy Jobs Quarterly Report Q3 2012

Nov 8, 2012 — Author: E2 [view report]

Announcements from the third quarter of 2012. The economy continued to add clean energy jobs in the third quarter, but at a lower overall rate than from past quarters. Inaction by Congress and uncertainty in Washington is contributing to a decline across the wind, solar, transportation and other clean energy sectors.

E2 Advanced Biofuel Market Report 2012 Fact Sheet

Oct 12, 2012 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

Executive Summary of E2's 2012 Advanced Biofuel Market Report

E2 Advanced Biofuel Market Report 2012

Sep 6, 2012 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

Despite a challenging year, the advanced biofuels industry continues to grow, according to a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). Biofuel production capacity has increased from 437 million gallons last year to more than 685 million gallons, the report shows. By 2015, the industry has the potential to produce 1.6 billion to 2.6 billion gallons of clean, renewable fuel. Standards like California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) create an incentive for investors and biofuel companies to continue to innovate and increase biofuel production, which in turn will drive down costs and carbon emissions.

Q2 Clean Energy Announcements Could Lead to Almost 40,000 Jobs

Aug 16, 2012 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

Clean energy continues to contribute to the U.S. economy, breathing new life into domestic manufacturing and providing high quality jobs for workers around the country. Since September 2011, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), whose members represent a broad crosssection of business leaders, has been documenting our nation's growth in this sector in our bi-weekly newsletter Clean Energy Jobs News. Since our first newsletter, E2 has compiled nearly 450 separate announcements of new hiring opportunities by companies, cities, and organizations, showing that America leads the way in energy innovation and creating new jobs.

Environmental Entrepreneurs Clean Energy Jobs Newsletter

Apr 23, 2012 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

Weekly clean energy jobs newsletter directed to members of Congress. Delivered to each Congressional office, this weekly update of job announcements and project developments in the clean energy sector is compiled from news sources around the country. The information is organized by Congressional district, bringing the message close to home. Full listing of all newsletters can be found here.

Q1 Clean Energy Announcements Could Lead To 46,000 Jobs in 42 States

Apr 18, 2012 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

Since our last quarterly report, we have seen examples in every state of how clean energy is becoming an important part of our nation's energy supply, creating new opportunities for workers in our manufacturing sector, and building a cleaner, healthier, and more secure energy future. Clean energy employers announced plans involving at least 137 projects in 42 states during the first quarter of this year. Together, the projects could create as many as 46,000 new American jobs - reinforcing numerous other studies recently that show the clean energy industry is alive, well and poised for continued growth.

What Clean Energy Jobs? These Clean Energy Jobs!

Nov 17, 2011 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

A couple of months ago, E2 noticed an outpouring of stories questioning the health and growth of the clean energy economy. This just didn't agree with the reality we're seeing in our daily work. All across America, we're witnessing clean energy jobs being created almost every day - helping to rebuild our economy, address our energy problems, and improve our national security. So E2 set out to document this growth with weekly newsletters that compile job announcements from news sources around the country. This report summarizes our findings so far. You can find each newsletter at www.e2.org/cleanjobs.

Advanced Biofuel Market Report

Aug 8, 2011 — Author: E2 [view report]

A new E2 report finds evidence that it is possible to deliver enough advanced biofuel to meet LCFS needs. It notes that investment, not technology, is the biggest market barrier and that regulatory certainty would help ensure market stability. It also describes additional policies to improve the likelihood of meeting the standards.

Offsite Solar

Mar 30, 2011 — Author: E2 [view report]

E2 Co-Founder Bob Epstein discusses a new way to build solar farms and distribute energy: Offsite solar. This technique is particularly useful for rental owners among others.

The Economic Case for Investing in Clean Transportation

Feb 28, 2011 — Author: E2/NRDC [view report]

NRDC experts Deron Lovaas and Colin Peppard discuss the economics behind investing in clean transportation solutions.

Defeating California's Dirty Energy Initiative - Lessons from Proposition 23

Nov 29, 2010 — Author: E2 [view report]

On November 2, California voters defeated Proposition 23, the "Dirty Energy Proposition", by 22 percentage points - No: 61% to Yes: 39%. In this article, we trace the history of the fight and lessons learned that could be used in future clean energy opportunities in California, other states, and at the Federal level.

California in Perspective: State Energy Policies and Their Impact on High Growth Cleantech Markets

Oct 22, 2010 — Author: E2 with Cleantech Network [view report]

New analysis from the Cleantech Group and E2 shows California's nation-leading clean energy policies, especially AB32, have helped stimulate big investments in key cleantech markets, driven job creation, and resulted in energy savings to businesses and customers. Other states are following suit.

E2: Past, Present, Future

Oct 19, 2010 — Author: E2 [view report]

Founded in 2000, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) was one of the first groups of business people to come together to support sound environmental policy for its economic, as well as health and social, benefits. E2 has been at the vanguard of this movement for the last decade, and will continue to serve as a catalyst over the next decade.

California Cleantech Outlook 2010

May 13, 2010 — Author: E2, with the Cleantech Network [view report]

How California can accelerate its lead in Cleantech: policies foster economic growth and job generation

California Climate Policy - Why It's Good for Business

May 10, 2010 — Author: E2 [view report]

This article examines both the positive and negative economic impacts of climate policies and why some economic analysis widely differ in their outcomes. While we use data from California, we believe similar arguments would hold true for well designed Federal policies. In summary we find the positive impacts include jobs and economic development from efficiency and clean energy, a diversified economy that is better protected from the impacts of fossil fuel prices and potentially lower energy bills. A price on carbon needs to be carefully designed so that it stimulates innovation and discourages investments in traditional fossil fuels without creating prices increases that exceed the benefits from the overall policy.

Putting America First in the Clean Energy Jobs Race

Feb 4, 2010 — Author: E2 and CMI [view report]

The United States Senate is considering policy that has the power to reinvigorate the economy, create millions of American jobs, increase our energy security and open up vast new exports markets for American-made products. This article examines how the clean energy industry offers significant growth opportunities for American businesses.

Creating a Large, Guaranteed Market for Advanced Biofuels Through a Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Nov 25, 2009 — Author: E2 [view report]

How the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) encourages investments in clean fuels through guaranteed market demand.

The Business of Food

Oct 29, 2009 — Author: E2 [view report]

Can we address climate change and produce a healthy diet for the world?

E2, Ceres and the Clean Economy Network: State Fact Sheets on Clean Energy Jobs

Oct 26, 2009 — Author: E2, Ceres and CEN [view report]

E2, Ceres and the Clean Economy Network have sponsored a set of fact sheets that analyze state-by-state the potential economic benefits that would follow from federal adoption of climate change legislation, The state fact sheets are based on a report analyzing national impacts.

Climate Bill Advances in Congress: A Critical Look at Waxman-Markey

Jun 24, 2009 — Author: E2 [view report]

E2 issue paper analyzing the criticisms about the federal global warming bill and how to move it forward.

California Cleantech 2009: The Emergence of a Low Carbon Economy

Apr 30, 2009 — Author: E2, with the Cleantech Network [view report]

How California policy can accelerate economic growth and job generation through the cleantech sector.

Cleantech 2009: The Emergence of a Low Carbon Economy

Apr 15, 2009 — Author: E2 [view report]

How Federal policy can accelerate economic growth and job generation through the Cleantech sector

Nuclear Power Plant Sticker Shock

Jun 30, 2008 — Author: E2 [view report]

One-pager on why Congress should let the market decide which technologies provide the best, most cost effective solutions.

Will the 110th Congress Address Climate Change?

Apr 30, 2008 — Author: E2 [view report]

The 110th Congress (2007-2008) is both remarkably better on climate issues than the previous Congress and remarkably slow compared to what is needed. In this article, we will look at the prospects for passing comprehensive legislation for addressing climate change and what the key issues will be for members of Congress.

Smart Growth: Good for the Environment and for Business

Feb 29, 2008 — Author: E2 [view report]

Exploring the connection between land use and transportation planning and global warming, this E2 article explains why smart growth policies can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Reducing Emissions and Growing the Economy: E2's Policies for Implementing a Cap-and-Trade Program

Feb 11, 2008 — Author: E2 [view report]

The path to a near carbon-free economy by 2050 is achievable. This article examines the policies and incentives that are needed to accelerate emission reductions and force the advancement of new technologies.

The Future of Transportation

Oct 31, 2007 — Author: E2 [view report]

This article was developed from the presentations at the 11th Biennial Conference on Transportation and Energy Policy. and the opinions of conference attendees from the international, academic, governmental, non-governmental and business communities.

Costa Rica Aims for Carbon Neutrality

Jun 30, 2007 — Author: E2 [view report]

On June 7, Óscar Arias, President of Costa Rica, announced his goal to make the country carbon neutral by 2021, the year of its 200th anniversary. This article presents the situation in Costa Rica, how it compares to the U.S. and how the two countries can help one another.

A Golden Opportunity: California's Solutions for Global Warming

Jun 1, 2007 — Author: SVLG/E2/NRDC [view report]

The landmark California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, also known as AB 32, is the most ambitious global warming solutions law in the nation. The state's next step: putting in place the specific measures that will bring emissions levels back to 1990 levels by 2020 to meet AB 32's limit. This June 2007 report describes how California is protecting the state from global warming pollution while growing its economy and encouraging the innovative clean technology industry.

Cleantech Venture Capital: How Public Policy Has Stimulated Private Investment

May 30, 2007 — Author: James Stack, E2, Cleantech Network [view report]

This is the third report on cleantech venture capital by E2 and the Cleantech Venture Network. Research by E2 and the Cleantech Venture Network shows continued strong growth in the U.S. cleantech industry. Smart public policy can help secure this advantage, while also addressing environmental and climate problems.

2007 National Cleantech Report: Executive Summary

May 30, 2007 — Author: Stack, et. al. [view report]

Executive Summary of the 2007 "Cleantech Venture Capital: How Public Policy Has Stimulated Private Investment" Report

The Green Economy

May 10, 2007 — Author: E2 [view report]

PowerPoint presentation, "How Federal Policy Can Drive Success", delivered to members of Congress during E2's 2007 Delegation trip to Washington, DC

The Growth of Cleantech

Apr 30, 2007 — Author: E2 [view report]

This article highlights the findings in the third report on cleantech venture capital by E2 and the Cleantech Venture Network. Research by E2 and the Cleantech Venture Network shows continued strong growth in the U.S. cleantech industry. Smart public policy can help secure this advantage, while also addressing environmental and climate problems.

Water Policy and Climate Policy

Feb 28, 2007 — Author: E2 [view report]

In this article we explore the linkage between water policy and climate policy, and demonstrate that the two issues are as linked as "peanut butter and jelly." Information for this article was taken from presentations by William Reilly, former U.S. EPA Administrator and Founding Partner of Aqua International Partners, and Barry Nelson and Ronnie Cohen of NRDC's Western Water Project.

Making A Difference (E2 and AB 32)

Oct 31, 2006 — Author: E2 [view report]

This article explores the actions we took in a year-long campaign for the successful passage of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), and what we expect to happen, now that California is committed by law to reducing global warming pollution 25 percent by 2020.

San Joaquin River Gets A New Lease on Life

Aug 31, 2006 — Author: E2 [view report]

This article discusses one of the biggest environmental victories in California history, a settlement which, over the next several years, will transform the San Joaquin River back into a living river, restoring flows to the Delta, improving water quality, and bringing back the river's native salmon populations.

2006 National: Creating Cleantech Clusters Report

May 8, 2006 — Author: E2 & Cleantech Venture Network [view report]

This is the second report on cleantech venture capital by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and the Cleantech Venture Network®, a Cleantech Group company. Research by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and the Cleantech Venture Network finds that the cleantech industry can be a major driver for new investment and job growth throughout the country.

California's Cleantech Industry

Mar 31, 2006 — Author: E2 and Cleantech Venture Network [view report]

This is the first report on cleantech venture capital by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and the Cleantech Venture Network®, a Cleantech Group company. The report summarizes venture capital investments in California cleantech companies during 2005.

Replacing Gasoline with Biofuels

Jan 31, 2006 — Author: E2 [view report]

This article examines what it would take to economically replace gasoline with biofuels: (1) Cars that can run on either gasoline or alternative fuels, (2) Alternative fuels that compete with the expected price of gasoline, and (3) An infrastructure to deliver the fuel conveniently to consumers . All three exist today but in too limited a choice of vehicles, too low a volume, and in too few stations. This could all change in 6 years.

Solving Global Warming One State At A Time

Jan 31, 2006 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

This article looks at the economic and public health advantages of California (or other states) acting unilaterally to address sources of global warming pollution.

Fish Economics: The Benefits of Rebuilding U.S. Ocean Fish Populations

Oct 14, 2005 — Author: University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre [view report]

In this E2-sponsored report, the University of Columbia Fisheries Centre finds the value of U.S. ocean fish populations could triple if fisheries managers followed through with official rebuilding plans.

State-by-state analyses of the effects of global warming

Apr 20, 2005 — Author: E2 & Redefining Progress [view report]

E2 and Redefining Progress have produced a set of papers that outlines the damage global warming could do to the economies, natural resources and public health of various states. Each state paper also analyzes the potential economic impacts of the McCain-Lieberman Climate Stewarship Act, should it be enacted by the U.S. government.

Can Biofuels Replace Oil?

Nov 30, 2004 — Author: Environmental Entrepreneurs [view report]

This report analyzes the introduction of ethanol to gasoline blends, ethanol's properties and behaviors in terms of vehicle engine calibration and emissions, and the current and projected economic competitiveness of ethanol-blended gasoline. Also included is a discussion of how the cost of producing ethanol can be reduced. The report concludes with reasons for governing bodies to implement the replacement of oil by biofuels, and suggests feasible models by which to do so.

Creating the California Cleantech Cluster

Sep 27, 2004 — Author: E2, NRDC & Pat Burtis [view report]

This report. "How Innovation and Investment Can Promote Job Growth and a Healthy Environment" is based on research by E2 and NRDC. The report outlines ways in which the cleantech industry can be an economic driver for California and steps the state can take to attract a thriving cleantech cluster.

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