Clean Jobs New York

There are 85,000+ Clean Jobs in NY. Continuing a Long Tradition of Strong Clean Energy Policies Would Grow the State's Economy Even More.

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Actor and climate change advocate Mark Ruffalo with E2 New York chapter directors. (E2 photo)
Actor and climate change advocate Mark Ruffalo with E2 New York chapter directors. (E2 photo)

E2 and our partners recently released Clean Jobs New York, a comprehensive report showing that more than 85,000 people work in the clean energy sector in New York at more than 7,500 business establishments.

The report is available here and you can also search for clean energy jobs in your home county with this dynamic, searchable dashboard.

The campaign’s new website is here.

The press release for the report is here,the press release for the New Yorkers for Clean Power campaign is available here, and press coverage of the report is available here.

By looking  at the size and scope of the state’s clean energy economy, Clean Jobs New York helps stakeholders better understand how clean energy is creating jobs — and what policies are needed now to support further gains in the future.

A few of the report’s key findings include:

  • Clean energy employs 85,197 people at 7,500 business establishments statewide. Energy efficiency is the largest industry in the sector, employing four out of five clean energy workers in New York.
  • Clean energy businesses anticipate growing more than 6 percent this year. That’s more than double the growth rate of the entire U.S. economy in 2015.
  • Clean energy knows no politics. Clean energy jobs are growing in legislative and congressional districts across the state. With the right policies from Albany and Washington, D.C., even more jobs can be created all across New York.

Sharable graphics for use on social media and blogs are available here: Report Cover, Overall Numbers, County Map, Energy Efficiency, and Renewables.

To learn more about Clean Jobs New York, please contact Ying Li at ying@e2.org or Jeff Benzak at jeff@e2.org.

To find out more about E2’s New York chapter, please see here.