More than 714,000 Midwesterners now work in clean energy industries across the Midwest according to a new analysis of energy jobs data from Clean Energy Trust (CET) and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).
“Once again, a short-sighted decision from the Trump administration will have long-term consequences – threatening the livelihoods of 650,000 Americans who build cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles and the parts that make them run.”
Executive order by Gov. Hickenlooper will save consumers and businesses money at the pump; drive innovation, jobs
Overall clean energy jobs grew slightly to 86,285, up from 84,511, with energy efficiency leading the way with more than 65,000 jobs - powering Pennsylvania to rank just outside the top 10 states in total clean energy jobs
“Clean jobs count in Colorado,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper, who was on hand for the release of the new report at an E2 Rocky Mountains Chapter event in Denver. “Forging a cleaner, more efficient energy system here in Colorado isn’t just about our environment, it’s about our economy. And it’s no longer just a vision, it’s a reality.”
The Senate Agriculture Committee today passed its version of a 2018 Farm Bill, including first-of-their kind soil health provisions designed to improve agricultural practices and also help address climate change.
Online map shows clean energy sites, energy efficiency contractors, renewable energy installers and electric vehicle charging stations
Top 10 States: Calif, Texas., Fla., N.Y., Mich., Ill., Mass., Ohio., N.C., Va.
Clean energy employment represents a bright spot in rural communities that have otherwise lost population and jobs
The campaign, Clean Jobs Count, will unite business leaders, investors, and workers across the country to call on federal and state lawmakers to stand up to attempts to roll back renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and to amplify the economic benefits of clean energy in their communities.