Clean Jobs Colorado 2017

Report shows more than 66,000 Coloradans work in clean energy


There are more than 66,000 clean energy jobs in Colorado, according to a new report released in September 2017 by E2. The complete report is available here or by clicking the cover:

Press Release

E2’s press release is available here.

Social Media Graphics

Clean energy means jobs in Colorado — tens of thousands of them:

This year’s report establishes a trend of clean energy jobs growth in Colorado:

It amounts to a more than 6 percent growth rate over the previous year:

The bulk of clean energy jobs in Colorado are in energy efficiency:

For additional graphics on clean energy jobs in Colorado, please e-mail

Top Counties and Metropolitan Statistical Areas

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Clean Jobs Colorado 2016

Take a look at our first clean energy jobs report in Colorado.

Recent Op-Eds and Press Coverage

Does Congress realize more clean energy means more jobs for Mesa County?” Op-Ed by Darin Carei, Grand Junction Sentinel, Nov. 9, 2017

Xcel’s resource plan can grow economy, create jobs,” Op-Ed by Whitney Painter, Denver Business Journal, Sept. 7, 2017

Cutting energy budget will harm Colorado and the U.S.,” Op-Ed by Scott Koehler, Denver Business Journal, June 27, 2017

Putting America first means building more clean energy,” Op-Ed by Tony Williams, Colorado Springs Gazette, March 15, 2017

Clean Energy Jobs Story Bank: Colorado

From the Rockies to the Indian Ocean, Boulder-Based Clean Energy Company’s
 35 Workers Help Bring Solar, Energy Efficiency to Diverse Clientele,” Clean Jobs Colorado, 2017

Long-Time Grand Junction Entrepreneur Employs Nearly 30 People at Three Separate Clean Energy Businesses,” Clean Jobs Colorado, 2017

Energy efficiency saves Colorado dairy farmers money,” Clean Jobs Colorado, 2017

In Fort Collins, Pos-En carves out a market in microgrids,” Clean Jobs Colorado, 2016

In Calhan, Golden West Wind Energy Project Helps Revitalize Rural Colorado,” Clean Jobs Colorado, 2016

Charging down the road toward Colorado’s clean energy future,” Colorado’s Clean Energy Future, 2016

Denver company puts 100 people to work building energy-efficient housing,” Colorado’s Clean Energy Future, 2016

In Aurora, students embark on clean energy careers by learning solar, wind technologies,” Winds of Change, 2015


Check out this previously released video showing Colorado E2 members voicing their support for stronger federal clean energy policies:

Contact Us

For more information about E2’s work in Colorado, please contact E2’s Louisville, Colo.-based staff member Susan Nedell at, or visit our Rocky Mountain chapter’s webpage.

Banner photo: A truck transports a super-sized wind turbine blade at the National Wind Technology Center in Jefferson County, Colo. (Photo by Jim Green, National Renewable Energy Laboratory)