In March 2016, E2 released Clean Jobs America, a comprehensive clean energy jobs analysis showing that 2.5 million Americans work in the clean energy sector. The report, based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data and a survey of tens of thousands of businesses across the country, provides detailed breakdowns of clean energy jobs not available previously, and it was developed and released in connection with a major U.S. Department of Energy study of all energy jobs in America.
The report found that clean energy is a massive sector. Here’s a closer look at the clean energy industries employing more than 2.5 million Americans:
Energy efficiency: 1.9 million
Renewable energy: 414,000
Advanced vehicles: 170,000
Clean distribution: 40,000
To view E2’s press release, please see here.
To view the report’s complete press coverage, please see here.
The graphics on this webpage can be used for social media and blogs: overall clean energy breakdown, energy efficiency, renewables, and advanced vehicles.
You can also follow the latest on clean energy jobs news at @e2org or #CleanJobsAmerica.
While Clean Jobs America is E2’s latest and most comprehensive clean energy jobs analysis, we’ve been tracking the sector closely since 2011, when we 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, whose 850+ members represent a broad cross-section of business leaders, including many on the front lines of clean energy, set out to document this growth.
In addition to Clean Jobs America, E2 has for five years been releasing quarterly reports showing a nationwide sampling of clean energy jobs announcements. All these reports, plus fact sheets and state-level clean energy jobs censuses, are housed at Clean Energy Works For Us.
This site is an ongoing series of reports, stories, videos, and web content focused on how clean energy is driving economic growth and creating jobs across America, including an interactive, searchable, state-by-state visual map of clean energy job announcements.