Clean Energy is Powering California’s Economy, Creating Jobs

How Many Clean Energy Jobs Are in Your District?
The Dillon Wind Power Project is a 45-megawatt development in Riverside County, Calif. (U.S. Dept. of Energy photo via AWEA Free Use Wind Energy Image Library)

Clean Energy Jobs in California

More than 519,000 Californians now work in clean energy industries, and more than $45 billion in public and private investments have been injected into the state’s economy by California’s climate policies, including its landmark cap-and-trade legislation that reduces pollution while increasing clean energy and energy efficiency, according to an analysis of every legislative district by E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).

The state’s climate policies also have cut emissions by the equivalent of taking 3.2 million cars off the road and about half of the $1.2 billion in clean energy investments stemming from cap-and-trade have gone specifically into disadvantaged communities around the state.

Now, California lawmakers have the chance to continue California’s leadership in clean energy and climate policies — creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs and driving even more economic growth along the way — by extending California’s cap and trade policies.

For a look at the jobs and economic benefits that have resulted from California’s climate policies for each and every legislative district in the state, as well as the top counties and metro areas for clean energy jobs, please see below.

Statewide Clean Energy Economy Snapshot

Press Release

Press Coverage (Click Link & Scroll Down to Stories On/Around June 21, 2017)

Blog by E2’s Mary Solecki

Methodology

 

Analysis of California’s legislative districts

Who is my representative?

Individual Senate Districts

Full Set of Senate Districts

Individual Assembly Districts

District Assembly Member
District 1Brian Dahle
District 2Jim Wood
District 3James Gallagher
District 4Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
District 5Frank Bigelow
District 6Kevin Kiley
District 7Kevin McCarty
District 8Ken Cooley
District 9Jim Cooper
District 10Mark Levine
District 11Jim Frazier
District 12Heath Flora
District 13Susan Talamantes-Eggman
District 14Tim Grayson
District 15Tony Thurmond
District 16Catharine Baker
District 17David Chiu
District 18Rob Bonta
District 19Phil Ting
District 20Bill Quirk
District 21Adam Gray
District 22Kevin Mullin
District 23Jim Patterson
District 24Marc Berman
District 25Kansen Chu
District 26Devon Mathis
District 27Ash Kalra
District 28Evan Low
District 29Mark Stone
District 30Anna Caballero
District 31Joaquin Arambula
District 32Rudy Salas
District 33Jay Obernolte
District 34Vince Fong
District 35Jordan Cunningham
District 36Tom Lackey
District 37Monique Limon
District 38Dante Acosta
District 39Raul Bocanegra
District 40Marc Steinorth
District Assembly Member
District 41Chris Holden
District 42Chad Mayes
District 43Laura Friedman
District 44Jacqui Irwin
District 45Matt Dababneh
District 46Adrin Nazarin
District 47Eloise Gomez Reyes
District 48Blanca Rubio
District 49Edwin Chau
District 50Richard Bloom
District 51Jimmy Gomez
District 52Freddie Rodriguez
District 53Miguel Santiago
District 54Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
District 55Phillip Chen
District 56Eduardo Garcia
District 57Ian Calderon
District 58Cristina Garcia
District 59Reginald Jones-Sawyer
District 60Sabrina Cervantes
District 61Jose Medina
District 62Autumn Burke
District 63Anthony Rendon
District 64Mike Gipson
District 65Sharon Quirk-Sirva
District 66Al Muratsuchi
District 67Melissa Melendez
District 68Steven S. Choi
District 69Tom Daly
District 70Patrick O’Donnell
District 71Randy Voepel
District 72Travis Allen
District 73Bill Brough
District 74Matthew Harper
District 75Marie Waldron
District 76Rocky Chavez
District 77Brian Maienschein
District 78Todd Gloria
District 79Shirley Weber
District 80Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

Assembly Districts 1-20
Assembly Districts 21-40
Assembly Districts 41-60
Assembly Districts 61-80

Top 10 California Counties for Clean Energy Jobs

  1. Los Angeles (117,000 jobs)
  2. San Diego (61,500)
  3. Orange (45,200)
  4. Santa Clara (34,200)
  5. Sacramento (23,700)
  6. Alameda (22,100)
  7. Riverside (20,500)
  8. San Bernardino (19,800)
  9. San Francisco (18,200)
  10. Contra Costa (13,300)

Note: This list includes energy efficiency and renewable energy jobs. For clean energy jobs data for every single county in California, or for a more detailed sector breakdown of these jobs, please contact Mary Solecki at mary@e2.org.

Top 10 California Metropolitan Areas for Clean Energy Jobs

  1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (161,400 jobs)
  2. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (72,200)
  3. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos (61,100)
  4. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (40,100)
  5. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville (38,500)
  6. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (34,000)
  7. California’s Combined Non-Metropolitan Areas (18,700)
  8. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura (10,900)
  9. Santa Rosa-Petaluma (9,400)
  10. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta (8,900)

Note: This list includes energy efficiency and renewable energy jobs. For clean energy jobs data for every single county in California, or for a more detailed sector breakdown of these jobs, please contact Mary Solecki at mary@e2.org.

E2 members and staff presented the findings of our clean energy jobs analysis to lawmakers in Sacramento on June 21, 2017. (E2 photo)