E2 member Dave Belote — the former commander of Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada — penned an op-ed in the Nevada Independent calling upon the Trump administration to properly fund clean energy initiatives. The op-ed also urges Nevada lawmakers to enact stronger renewable energy and energy efficiency policies for the good of our economy, military and environment.
E2’s Bob Keefe is quoted in a story about President Trump’s preliminary budget. “This extreme budget puts millions of clean energy jobs at risk and lands a body-blow to American competitiveness,” Keefe said. “The proposals outlined in this budget need to be stopped. Now.”
As President Trump advances his “America First” agenda, solar and wind power are missing from a script that favors oil, gas and coal. But our military, always duty-bound to put America first, is on a different path. As one of the world’s largest consumers of fossil fuels, the Department of Defense sees clean energy as crucial to the nation’s security — and it is acting accordingly.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, more than 259,000 Americans now work in clean vehicle production. Those jobs, along with hundreds of millions of dollars saved through fuel efficiency by businesses and consumers alike, are now at risk, according to E2’s Bob Keefe.
Donald Trump announced that his administration would reopen emissions mandates and examine the standards into 2018. Separately, an official stated that reopening the review does not guarantee that the standards will be weakened. In response to the news, several statements and news releases including E2’s were pushed out to the media.
E2 rejected the idea that addressing climate change via clean car standards means laying off workers. Rolling back fuel efficiency, said executive director Bob Keefe, “will once again put America in the rearview mirror of foreign automakers that will be glad to dominate the market for the next generation of more efficient vehicles.”
Any Virginian who has bailed out a flooded basement or hunted for candles during a storm knows how a power outage can grind daily life to a halt. When a blackout happens at a military base, it is not merely an inconvenience. It is a national security issue. That’s why Virginia lawmakers, the White House and Congress must remember the importance of clean energy in state and federal policies. Simply put, clean energy increases energy security, cuts the carbon emissions fueling climate change and creates good jobs for veterans.
Beaver County is already establishing a thriving alternative energy economy with 626 jobs at companies like Eaton and Veolia, according to a Clean Jobs Pennsylvania report from E2 and the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance.
E2 executive director Bob Keefe’s is quoted on clean energy and jobs in this preview of the week ahead in federal energy policies.
Sen. Claire McCaskill was right when she recently rejected Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. She stood up for the interest of the people, environment and economy of Missouri, said a Missouri business leader in an op-ed citing E2’s clean energy jobs numbers.
“There is nothing that matters more to politicians than jobs and ribbon cuttings,’’ Bob Keefe, executive director of the business group Environmental Entrepreneurs, said during a speech at a climate change conference in Chicago. “They need to hear from business people that this is driving growth.’’
“Energy Efficiency Jobs in America,” identifies the top 10 states investing in energy efficiency and creating jobs. California led the pack, followed by Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas, New York, Georgia, Virginia and Pennsylvania. What about New Jersey jobs? This state we’re in wasn’t given a numerical ranking, but the report notes that as of 2015, about 38,400 New Jerseyans were working in energy efficiency related jobs.
E2 published a blog from executive director Bob Keefe about Scott Pruitt’s first speech as head of the EPA. Keefe wrote, “In his first speech as EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt made it clear that the environment and the economy shouldn’t be at odds. Across America, clean energy businesses and workers couldn’t agree more.” E2 also released a new fact sheet highlighting job numbers in clean energy.
With 62,000 good clean energy jobs — detailed right down to the county level in the recently released “Clean Jobs Colorado” report from E2 — Colorado lawmakers must ensure our state’s clean energy economy remains attractive to employers.
Many U.S. corporations have adopted environmentally friendly practices and touted themselves as green companies. But when it comes to government climate policy, these businesses have been largely silent and support politicians who oppose taking any action.
La Plata County has nearly 800 people working in the clean energy sector, according to a recent report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics information.
The numbers are in and the results are clear: Energy efficiency is a growing source of employment.
More than 62,000 people in Colorado work in the clean energy sector, according to a new report released by E2.
A story about the Reno City Council voting to support energy efficiency and clean energy cited E2’s “Energy Efficiency Jobs in America” report.
A new report finds that energy efficiency is one of the nation’s biggest job sectors, employing more than 1.9 million Americans across all 50 states.
Colorado has 62,000 people working in the clean energy sector, according to a new report from E2.
Of the 62,000 people in Colorado who work in the clean energy sector, nearly a quarter of them are employed in the renewable energy sector, according to a new report released by E2.
Colorado supports more than 62,000 jobs in the clean energy industry, most of which are in the 10 largest counties in the state, including Mesa, according to a new E2 report.
Politics aside, the prospects for jobs that create and manage alternatives to oil and gas remain promising in the Centennial State.
Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties are among Colorado’s top 10 counties for clean-energy jobs, according to a report released Friday by E2.
Of the 62,000 people in Colorado who work in the clean energy sector, nearly a quarter of them are employed in the renewable energy sector, according to a new report released by E2.
The clean-energy industry now accounts for 62,000 jobs and is playing a growing role in Colorado’s economy, according to a new report distributed to state lawmakers — who are being urged to do more to help increase that total, despite signs that the Trump administration’s energy policies will seek to bolster reliance on coal and other fossil fuels.
An in-depth interview with E2 executive director Bob Keefe.
The Ohio legislature has just passed a bill that would make the RPS voluntary, effectively extending the suspension, for two more years. The bill is on Kasich’s desk; he will either sign it into law or veto it soon, Roberts wrote, citing E2’s clean energy jobs reports.
California is a powerhouse in a promising field for job creation, according to a new report that paints energy efficiency as a growing industry and an economic driver, said Public News Service.
By passing the EV tax credit bill in 2017, the Utah Legislature can amplify these trends, save consumers money, clear the air, and send a strong message that Utah is open to innovation and clean technology, E2 Rocky Mountains advocate Susan Nedell wrote in an op-ed published in the Salt Lake City Tribune.
In the final hours of Ohio’s lame-duck session, lawmakers passed House Bill 554 late Thursday night, which will freeze clean energy mandates for another two years if Gov. John Kasich signs the bill. More than 25,000 jobs could be at risk, wrote EcoWatch, referencing E2’s clean energy jobs numbers throughout the piece.
Energy efficiency businesses employ more people than others in the clean energy sector — including renewables, clean fuels and electric vehicles — E&E wrote in its coverage of E2’s and E4TheFuture’s “Energy Efficiency Jobs in America” report.
A new report says Connecticut has 12,460 jobs related to energy efficiency, particularly in lighting technologies, the Hartford Business Journal wrote.
A new report detailing energy efficiency employment has found that the Worcester area has 10,666 employees in the industry, the Worcester (Mass.) Business Journal wrote.
Nevada’s lawmakers are going to be hearing from proponents of clean energy technologies, NBC News in Reno, Nevada, said.
If they care about creating jobs, driving economic growth and saving consumers’ money, here’s one industry our elected officials in Washington and beyond should support: Energy efficiency, E2’s executive director Bob Keefe said in a blog post on Medium.
Renewable energy and energy efficiency are proven job creators. The clean energy industry in the U.S. currently employs over 2.5 million people, according to Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a nonpartisan business group, wrote DeSmog Blog in an assessment of potential energy policies in the upcoming Trump administration.
Environmental group says Colorado can boost economy, combat climate change by updating energy policies
E2’s new report “Colorado’s Energy Future” was featured in a story explaining how updating state renewable and energy efficiency policies can spur economic growth and job creation.
The executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Missouri Gateway chapter cited E2’s Clean Jobs Midwest report in an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The op-ed calls upon elected officials to back strong implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan.
The executive director of the Sustainable Business Network cited E2’s Clean Jobs Pennsylvania report in a letter to the editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer highlighting the shift to clean energy both in Pennsylvania and nationally.
Sustainable Brands Senior Writer Mike Hower on the passing of SB 32 and the benefits of California’s clean energy policies, prominently featuring E2’s California fact sheets and quoting E2 fellow Sam Irvine.
El aire, el cambio climático y el futuro de las comunidades en California en manos de la legislatura
E2 Member Tom Soto discusses the importance of adopting SB 32 and the struggles in passing the bill through California legislation in La Opinion.
Don Cameron on the effects of climate change on California farming and what SB 32 can do to alleviate certain pressures on the industry in The Fresno Bee. E2’s California fact sheets are quoted.
Craig McNamara, owner of Sierra Orchards, quotes E2’s California fact sheets in his analysis of climate change policies on agriculture and general industry in California.
LA Times article quotes E2’s California District fact sheets in their report on the clean tech industry and their point of view on climate change policy.
Mercury News editorial board’s coverage of the benefits of SB 32 and what needs to happen at the local level to help the bill pass.
California Considers Aggressive Carbon Reduction Targets: Why Businesses Outside the State Should Care
Article in Environmental Leader on SB 32 and its potential effects on California, quoting E2 Western States Advocate Mary Solecki on support for the bill and citing E2’s letter to the California Assembly.
Green Light Renewable Services installer Tim Kruse cites E2 Clean Jobs Midwest report in letter to the state of Iowa about the Clean Energy Incentive Program.
E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe discusses AB 32’s effect on the California economy and how SB 32 can build on the improvements.
Article in Austin Statesman about Texas’ move towards an overall cleaner energy grid, mentioning E2’s “Q4 and Year-End 2015 Clean Jobs Report” as a source.
E2 Member Andrew Winston in the Harvard Business Review on industrial investors in clean energy and how they afford their investments.
E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe in the Huffington Post blog on the the state of New York’s clean energy standards and how they are changing.
E2 New York Chapter Director Ron Kamen on Syracuse.com urging New York’s Public Service Commission to adopt a new program requiring the state to generate 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2030.
Piece focusing on Californian support for the expansion of the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32).
E2 Western States Advocate Mary Solecki quoted in this analysis of gasification.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quotes E2 Pennsylvania consultant Sharon Pillar and “Clean Jobs Pennsylvania” in a diverse analysis of the state of the energy industry in Pennsylvania.
The first time I was in Pittsburgh was as a business journalist, writing about labor issues and the decline of the steel industry. This week, I’m back in Pittsburgh at a time when Pennsylvania is seeing record numbers of jobs created in a burgeoning new industry: clean energy.
E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe writing in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the importance of policy in maintaining the growth of clean energy in Pennsylvania.
Outline of Pennsylvania’s recent clean jobs growth based on findings from the “Clean Jobs Pennsylvania” report.
Beaver County Times highlights clean jobs growth numbers from “Clean Jobs Pennsylvania” report.
Green Energy Times includes news about “Clean Jobs Pennsylvania” report in primary new coverage for July 15.
Highlights of the “Clean Jobs Pennsylvania” report from energycentral.com.
Francine Marie talks with Joel Olsen, CEO of the Independent Power company O2 emc, on the importance of solar farms and how they are impacting the economy.
E2 Western States Advocate Mary Solecki and Ceres California Policy Director Kirsten James talk Assembly Bill 32 and what it means for the clean energy economy. Click on the picture below for the full story.
A focus on the 66,000+ clean energy jobs in Pennsylvania and related metrics found in the “Clean Jobs Pennsylvania” report by E2 and KEEA.
Highlights of the “Clean Jobs Report” by E2 and KEEA, particularly clean jobs growth and the breakdown of jobs in clean energy sectors.
Outline of the “Clean Jobs Pennsylvania” report findings and key messages.
Overview of the major findings of “Clean Jobs Pennsylvania” and how to keep clean job numbers up in the Keystone State.
E2 Chapter Director Zach Tucker on his life as a social entrepreneur, environmental advocate, and a doer of good. Click on the image below for the profile.
E2 Iowa member and former NFL standout Tim Dwight talks solar with Sports Illustrated. Click on the image below for the full story.
E2 Member Tim Dwight talks solar industry, Iowa’s place in clean energy, and his days in the NFL on Iowa radio station KFJB.
E2 Rocky Mountains Chapter Director Whitney Painter on the coal industry’s status and how it can be supplemented with advances in clean energy.
Alliance for Clean Energy New York Executive Director Anne Reynolds and E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe discuss the growth of the clean energy industry in New York.
E2 Midwest Chapter Director Zach Tucker on the “Clean Jobs Midwest” report and what it means for Missouri legislators.
GreenBiz Senior Writer Mike Hower on renewable energy and how it will affect the U.S economy in the near future, citing E2’s “Clean Jobs New York” report as a source.
Matt Elliott, Executive Director of the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA), cites a KEEA and E2 report in his discussion of the Pennsylvania Act 129 in The Times-Tribune.
Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) Executive Director Matt Elliott on how Act 129 affects Pennsylvania’s economy and energy industry in Times Leader, quoting a report done by KEEA and E2.
E2 Midwest Advocate Gail Parson on Indiana’s need for clean energy policy improvements based on E2’s “Clean Jobs Midwest” report.
Here’s how an 8-year-old energy efficiency law has improved Pa’s economy, environment. Let’s keep it going: Matt Elliott
Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) Executive Director Matt Elliott discusses Pennsylvania Act 129, quoting a report from KEEA and E2 in PennLive Op-Ed.
E2 Midwest Chapter Director Zach Tucker in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the economic growth of clean energy and energy efficiency, and the policies necessary to drive this forward.
E2 Executive Director on how businesses continue to lead the way on climate change.
E2 NY Chapter Director Ron Kamen in the Poughkeepsie Journalon the 85,000 reasons why New York should continue to strengthen clean energy policies at the state level.
E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe quoted on EPA’s final rules to reduce methane emissions.
E2 New England Chapter Director Berl Hartman asserting that protecting biologically rich ocean areas would benefit fisheries, not harm them.
E2 Member Suzanne Hunt discussing E2’s Clean Jobs New York Report.
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.
E2 San Diego Co-Chapter Director Carl Nettleton on the need to transition to clean energy while maintaining economic security.
E2 Member Tim Dwight in The Des Moines Register on the impact of solar in Iowa.
E2 Member Bill DeLacy in The Register-Guard, on Oregon’s clean fuels standard.
E2 and its partners released Clean Jobs Midwest in March 2016. This regional survey of clean energy employment – available at CleanJobsMidwest.com – shows that nearly 569,000 people in 12 Midwestern states currently work in sectors including renewable energy generation, clean transmission, energy efficiency, clean fuels, and advanced transportation.
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.
E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe on the new report that shows that 569,000 Midwesterners now work in clean energy and clean transportation.
E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe quoted in New Republic on the transition of the energy business away from coal to clean energy.
E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe quoted on the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) announcement of the designation of a Wind Energy Area off the coast of New York.
E2 Chair & Co-Founder Nicole Lederer is featured in the United Nations’ Our Planet magazine on the new clean energy economy’s ability to provide more stability, security, and jobs, and allow us to power our future with resources accessible to all.
E2 member Kevin Johnson in The Southern Illinoisan on the need for Illinois to embrace a clean energy future.
E2 member Dan Smolen writing in support of Virginia Lt. Gov. Northam’s opposition to oil exploration on the outer-continental shelf.
Guest blog in Environmental Defence of Canada by E2 member Dave Welch, the President of Infinera Corporation, a California based technology company, and Peter Miller, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council and a board member of California’s Climate Action Reserve.
E2 Mid-Atlantic Chapter Director Dave Belote was interviewed on 1140 WRVA (Richmond, VA) radio’s Jimmy Barrett show. Dave spoke about the economic benefits of Clean Power Plan implementation in Virginia.
E2 member Yale Klat in the Illinois Business Journal on the need for Congress to stand with the business community in Illinois and across the Midwest and support – not obstruct – the economic benefits of the historic climate agreement.
E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe quoted in Oslo, Norway’s Bellona on President Obama hitting the right notes with the business community in his discussion of clean energy in his State of the Union.
E2 members Troy Van Beek and Dave Belote in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on the business and national security implications of the Paris accord.
E2 members Troy Van Beek and Dave Belote in the Quad-City Times on the business and national security implications of the Paris accord.
E2 Co-Founder and Chair Nicole Lederer in the San Jose Mercury News on a strong market signal from Paris and the need for clear, consistent energy policies at the state and federal levels in the US.
E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe and Richard Eidlin of the American Sustainable Business Council in The Hill on Congress following the example of the U.S. business community and their need to support the historic Paris agreement.
Upon countries reaching a climate agreement in Paris, Foreign Policy quotes E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe on investors and businesses leaving Paris with a clear market signal.
E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe in Medium on the historic and comprehensive deal to address climate change just signed by negotiators in Paris.
Writing from Paris, E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe on how businesses are helping lead the way in real action on climate change.
E2 member Amy Van Beek in the Cedar Rapids Gazette about the need of a Paris treaty for the good of the economy and the environment in Iowa.
E2 member Zach Tucker in The Kansas City Star on the opportunity for businesses to lead on climate at COP21.
E2 Mid-Atlantic Chapter Director Dave Belote in The Virginian-Pilot on countries and companies committed to reaching a climate agreement at COP21.