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 campaign’s new website is 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.
To learn more about Clean Jobs New York, please contact Ying Li at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff Benzak at email@example.com.
To find out more about E2’s New York chapter, please see here.