Reports

Clean Jobs Nevada 2017

Date: October 12, 2017

There are more than 31,000 clean energy jobs in Nevada, according to a new report released by E2 and our local partners at Las Vegas-based Clean Energy Project (CEP).

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Clean Jobs Colorado 2017

Date: September 22, 2017

More than 66,000 people work in Colorado’s clean energy sector, according to the Clean Jobs Colorado 2017 report unveiled by E2 and our Golden, Colo.-based partners Energy Efficiency Business Coalition (EEBC).

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Mapping Clean Energy: New York

Date: September 19, 2017

E2 — along with our partners at FracTracker Alliance, and in continuing partnership with New Yorkers for Clean Power and the Alliance for Clean Energy New York — released a series of interactive clean energy maps in our attempt to illustrate the breadth and depth of the Empire State’s thriving clean energy industry.

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Clean Jobs Midwest

Date: September 7, 2017

E2 and our partners at Clean Energy Trust released our 2017 “Clean Jobs Midwest” report, showing there are nearly 600,000 clean energy jobs in the 12-state region. Energy efficiency is the top sector, and across the Midwest clean energy jobs grew about five times faster than jobs in other sectors.

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Clean Jobs Pennsylvania 2017

Date: August 31, 2017

Nearly 70,000 people work in Pennsylvania’s clean energy sector, according to the 2017 Clean Jobs Pennsylvania report unveiled by E2 and local partner Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA).

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Opportunity Lost: How Rolling Back the Clean Power Plan Hurts America’s Economy

Date: June 21, 2017

This analysis demonstrates that the Trump Administration’s effort to unwind the Clean Power Plan (CPP) represents a failure to capitalize on the economic and environmental benefits of clean energy, threatening the 560,000 jobs and $52 billion in additional gross domestic product that the CPP could create.

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Clean Energy Jobs in California

Date: June 19, 2017

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.

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Oregon Clean Energy Jobs State Senate District-Level Analysis

Date: May 10, 2017

An analysis of the breadth and depth of the clean energy economy and related job growth in all 30 state senate districts in Oregon.

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E2 Milestones

Date: April 15, 2017

A quick look at how E2 is working to grow our economy and protect our environment.

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Fact Sheet: 3 Million Clean Energy, Transportation Jobs in America

Date: February 21, 2017

There are more than 3 million clean energy and clean transportation jobs across the United States, according to a new E2 fact sheet based on data in a U.S. Department of Energy report that was released in January 2017.

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Clean Jobs Colorado

Date: January 6, 2017

The Clean Jobs Colorado analysis was conducted for E2 by BW Research Partnership. It includes detailed jobs data down to the county, metropolitan area, congressional and state legislative district levels – making it the most comprehensive tally of clean energy jobs ever in Colorado.

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Nevada’s Clean Energy Future

Date: December 21, 2016

Clean energy is a major economic opportunity for Nevada – but only if state lawmakers step up and strengthen certain policies, according to a new E2 policy paper.

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Energy Efficiency Jobs in America

Date: December 9, 2016

In December 2016, E2 and E4TheFuture released Energy Efficiency Jobs in America, which found that energy efficiency is a massive employer with 1.9 million jobs nationwide and thousands of jobs in each and every state.

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Colorado’s Clean Energy Future

Date: October 14, 2016

Clean energy in Colorado has been steadily increasing in recent years. In this report, E2 outlines specific measures Colorado can take to improve its clean energy economy, including strengthening the RPS, incentivizing electric vehicles, and shoring up energy efficiency standards.

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Our Energy Renewal: A Pennsylvania Clean Energy Map

Date: September 26, 2016

E2’s Pennsylvania Clean Energy Map shows the location of clean energy businesses across the state as well as sites where renewable energy is generated. The purpose of the map is to help policymakers, press and individuals better understand the scope of Pennsylvania’s clean energy economy – and how much room it has to grow.

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District Economic Facts From Climate Policies (California)

Date: August 8, 2016

E2 analysis shows that California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act has created thousands of jobs and injected billions of dollars in economic benefits in every Assembly district in the state. SB 32 will expand on those gains, and requires action from state legislation.

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Oregon: Changing Climate, Economic Impacts, & Policies for Our Future

Date: July 25, 2016

“Oregon: Changing Climate, Economic Impacts, and Policies for our Future” is a first-of-its-kind resource for businesses, entrepreneurs, and policymakers. In addition to examining the economic threat climate change poses to Oregon, the report highlights the economic benefits and job opportunities that can be created by deploying more clean energy.

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Clean Jobs Pennsylvania

Date: July 14, 2016

Pennsylvania is home to more than 66,000 clean energy jobs. Four out of five of these jobs are in energy efficiency. To grow the clean energy sector even more, state and federal lawmakers can strengthen policies like Act 129, the state’s renewable energy law, and implement the Clean Power Plan in a way that prioritizes renewables and energy efficiency.

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Clean Jobs New York

Date: May 2, 2016

There are more than 85,000 clean energy jobs in New York State. Continuing a long tradition of supportive clean energy policies would grow the sector even more.

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CLEAN POWER PLAYERS: Landing a Job in Clean Energy

Date: April 15, 2016

A new, first-of-its-kind guidebook by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) offers practical, how-to advice for young people seeking careers in clean energy.

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Clean Jobs America

Date: March 29, 2016

More than 2.5 million Americans work in clean energy nationwide, according to a comprehensive analysis of U.S. clean energy jobs. Energy efficiency, renewable energy and advanced vehicles were the clean energy industries with the most workers.

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Clean Jobs Midwest

Date: March 22, 2016

Clean Jobs Midwest shows 569,000 clean energy jobs across the 12-state Midwestern region. The report’s website is searchable by county, congressional district and state legislative district.

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Our Planet: Inclusive Green Economy Building Bridges to a Sustainable Future

Date: March 15, 2016

E2 Chair & Co-Founder Nicole Lederer is featured in 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.

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More Jobs, Less Methane

Date: February 11, 2016

Producing, processing, and transporting oil and natural gas currently wastes millions of tons of gas. Instead of wasting natural gas, we can take the economically sensible path. We can keep the natural gas in the system. We can do this by securing strong federal standards at oil-and-gas industrial sites – new and old – that will cut pollution from methane, the main component of natural gas, 40-45 percent by 2025.

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E2 Q4 and Year-End 2015 Clean Jobs Report

Date: February 11, 2016

2015 was a big year for clean energy policy, with the finalization of the federal Clean Power Plan, which sets the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants; an international agreement at the UN climate talks near Paris; extension of key federal tax incentives for wind and solar electricity; and major investments in clean energy by business leaders.

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Understanding Solar Energy Issues in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Date: February 1, 2016

Solar energy is at a turning point in Massachusetts. While its benefits and popularity are undeniable, continued growth is in jeopardy. Solar development is completely stalled in half of Massachusetts and could grind to a halt throughout the state without supportive policies.

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E2 Q3 2015 Jobs Report

Date: November 12, 2015

E2 released its quarterly clean energy jobs report showing that nearly 10,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced at more than 30 projects across the country in the third quarter of 2015.

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E2 Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet

Date: November 12, 2015

E2 breaks down what the EPA’s Clean Power Plan means to America: more jobs, less carbon pollution.

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Plugged into Efficiency: Saving Money, Creating Jobs and Driving Economic Growth

Date: September 24, 2015

A joint report by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and the Golden, Colorado-based Energy Efficiency Business Coalition identifies energy efficiency as an economically beneficial way for Colorado to meet the plan’s emission limits.

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E2 Q2 2015 Jobs Report

Date: September 3, 2015

E2 released its quarterly clean energy jobs report showing that nearly 10,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced nationwide between April and June.

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Nevada: Saving Money, Creating Jobs and Driving Economic Growth Through Energy Efficiency

Date: August 25, 2015

As President Obama prepares to address the National Clean Energy Summit today at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, a report from E2 identifies energy efficiency as an economically beneficial way for Nevada to meet new carbon pollution limits set by the federal Clean Power Plan, which is the cornerstone of the president’s climate agenda.

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California’s Golden Energy Efficiency Opportunity Report

Date: August 20, 2015

California’s 40-year commitment to energy efficiency has saved Californians $90 billion on their utility bills, created hundreds of thousands of efficiency jobs, and will have avoided the pollution from 41 power plants by the end of the next decade, according to a report published by NRDC and E2. However, the report cautioned that a major efficiency ramp-up is necessary to meet the state’s long-term climate and energy goals.

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E2 Clean Jobs Tennessee Report

Date: July 29, 2015

E2’s Clean Energy Jobs Tennessee Report shows that about 45,000 Tennesseans work at 2,600 employers operating in the state’s clean energy sector. This was an increase of 6.3 percent, or 2,600 workers, over the previous year. Businesses said they expect to add 2,500 more jobs by 2016 – implementation of the Clean Power Plan could lead to even more clean energy jobs in Tennessee.

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E2 Q1 2015 Jobs Report

Date: June 30, 2015

A new quarterly jobs report from E2 shows that more than 9,800 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced across the country the first three months of 2015. This is almost double the number E2 tracked the corresponding quarter a year ago.

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E2 Winds of Change Report

Date: June 3, 2015

Colorado’s wind industry creates over 6,000 jobs in the state, while generating billions in economic growth.

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E2 Clean Jobs Ohio Report

Date: May 19, 2015

About 89,000 Ohioans work at 7,200 business establishments operating in the energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transportation sectors, according to a new clean energy jobs census released by E2.

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Clean Jobs Illinois 2015

Date: May 5, 2015

E2 is one of six organizations to publish Clean Jobs Illinois 2015, which shows the state has 104,000 jobs in the clean energy industry.

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E2 Missouri Clean Jobs Report

Date: April 9, 2015

As Gov. Jay Nixon and state lawmakers prepare Missouri’s new energy plan, a first-of-its-kind report released today shows that the state’s vibrant and growing clean energy industry employs nearly 40,000 workers at more than 4,400 establishments.

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E2 Q4 and Year-End 2014 Clean Jobs Report

Date: March 5, 2015

Nearly 47,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced at more than 170 projects across the country in 2014. Nevada, California, and New York led the nation in new job announcements last year, followed by Michigan, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, Utah, and New Mexico.

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E2 2014 Milestones Report

Date: March 2, 2015

In 2014, E2 had several successful initiatives, including our More Jobs, Less Carbon campaign, tracking clean energy jobs nationwide, and expanding our presence into new regions of the US.

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E2 Advanced Biofuel Market Report 2014

Date: January 6, 2015

North America’s Advanced Biofuel Industry produced 800 million gallons in 2014, up from the previous year and almost double the capacity in 2011. Smart clean fuel policies in OR, WA, CA, and at federal level could drive additional job growth, improve air quality, generate more homegrown energy.

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E2 Advanced Biofuel Market Report 2014 Executive Summary

Date: January 6, 2015

Executive Summary of E2’s annual Advanced Biofuel Market Report

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Clean Jobs Pennsylvania: Sizing Up Pennsylvania’s Clean Energy Jobs Base and its Potential

Date: November 13, 2014

More than 57,000 Pennsylvanians currently work at 4,200 clean energy businesses statewide, according to a first-of-its-kind clean energy jobs report released in 2014 by nonpartisan business groups Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

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Q3 2014 Clean Jobs Report

Date: November 6, 2014

More than 18,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced across the U.S. in Q3 2014. To continue job growth, Congress must extend clean energy and energy efficiency tax incentives.

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Clean Jobs Florida: Sizing Up Florida’s Clean Energy Jobs Base and its Potential

Date: October 8, 2014

More than 130,000 Floridians currently work at 14,000-plus clean energy businesses spread almost equally across the state, according to a first-of-its-kind Florida clean jobs census released today by the nonpartisan business groups Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy (FARE) and the Florida Chapter of the Energy Services Coalition. “Clean Jobs Florida: Sizing Up Florida’s Clean Energy Jobs Base and its Potential” shows that while clean energy is a significant employer in Florida, the state does not come close to living up to its potential.

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Q2 2014 Clean Jobs Report

Date: August 28, 2014

More than 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs and clean transportation were announced in 29 states in the second quarter of 2014. Arizona ranked first as the state with the greatest number of announced jobs this past quarter, followed by California, thanks to several announcements from the utility-scale solar industry. Michigan came in third followed by Utah, Massachusetts, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, and North Carolina.

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Q1 2014 Clean Jobs Report

Date: May 21, 2014

Top 10 States for Clean Energy Job Announcements in Q1: Idaho, Texas, California, Missouri, New York, Kansas, Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Louisiana; Ongoing Uncertainty Surrounding Federal Clean Energy Policies – Coupled with Persistent Attacks on State Level – Kept New Clean Energy Job Numbers Low. View Full Report Here.

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Full Report PDF: Clean Jobs Illinois: An In-Depth Look at Clean Energy Employment in Illinois

Date: March 20, 2014

Clean Energy Trust, in partnership with other organizations including E2, presents a report based on a survey of Illinois clean energy firms, seeking to better understand employment in the sector.

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Clean Jobs Illinois: An In-Depth Look at Clean Energy Employment in Illinois

Date: March 19, 2014

Clean Energy Trust, in partnership with other organizations including E2, presents a website and report based on a survey of Illinois clean energy firms.

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Clean Energy Jobs: 2013 Year in Review and Q4 Report

Date: March 11, 2014

More than 78,600 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in 2013 at 260 projects tracked by the nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

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E2 2013 Milestones: Powering Policy, Growing our Economy

Date: February 13, 2014

In 2013, E2 had several successful initiatives, including supporting President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, amplifying the business voice of agricultural innovators, and defending renewable energy standards.

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2013 Q3 Clean Energy and Clean Transportation Jobs Report

Date: November 21, 2013

Clean Energy Works For Us: 2013 Third Quarter Snapshot

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Colorado Water Supply and Climate Change: A Business Perspective

Date: September 4, 2013

From the Rocky Mountain Chapter of E2. Find the Executive Summary here.

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2013 Q2 Clean Energy and Clean Transportation Jobs Report

Date: August 28, 2013

Clean Energy Works For Us: 2013 Second Quarter Snapshot

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Advanced Biofuel Market Report 2013

Date: August 27, 2013

Capacity through 2016. Find the executive summary here.

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Biodiesel in California: Companies Fueling Positive Change

Date: August 26, 2013

New Case Study Shows Rapid Growth of Biodiesel Industry in California

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2013 Q1 Clean Energy Jobs Roundup

Date: June 4, 2013

Announcements from the first quarter of 2013.

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Clean Energy Jobs Quarterly Report: Q4 2012 and the year in review

Date: March 6, 2013

Announcements from the fourth quarter of 2012 and a review of the year.

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E2 2012 Milestones: Fueling Our Economy, Protecting Our Environment

Date: February 28, 2013

2012 marked a critical turning point in several E2 initiatives, including advanced biofuels, ocean conservation, and clean energy.

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PTC Policy Inaction Hurting U.S. Wind Industry

Date: December 5, 2012

Since January, E2 has tracked 25 job layoff announcements in the wind industry. These layoffs, which recently have been increasing, span 17 states and total at least 3,240 jobs lost.

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The Economic Benefits of Military Biofuels

Date: November 14, 2012

The military’s plans to expand its use of biofuels in planes, ships and other vehicles would generate at least about $10 billion in economic activity and create more than 14,000 jobs by 2020. A synopsis can be found here.

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2012 Q3 Clean Energy Jobs Quarterly Report

Date: November 8, 2012

Announcements from the third quarter of 2012. The economy continued to add clean energy jobs in the third quarter, but at a lower overall rate than from past quarters. Inaction by Congress and uncertainty in Washington is contributing to a decline across the wind, solar, transportation and other clean energy sectors.

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E2 Advanced Biofuel Market Report 2012

Date: September 6, 2012

Despite a challenging year, the advanced biofuels industry continues to grow, according to a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). Biofuel production capacity has increased from 437 million gallons last year to more than 685 million gallons, the report shows. By 2015, the industry has the potential to produce 1.6 billion to 2.6 billion gallons of clean, renewable fuel. Standards like California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) create an incentive for investors and biofuel companies to continue to innovate and increase biofuel production, which in turn will drive down costs and carbon emissions. Find the fact sheet here.

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2012 Q2 Clean Energy Announcements Could Lead to Almost 40,000 Jobs

Date: August 16, 2012

Clean energy continues to contribute to the U.S. economy, breathing new life into domestic manufacturing and providing high quality jobs for workers around the country. Since September 2011, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), whose members represent a broad crosssection of business leaders, has been documenting our nation’s growth in this sector in our bi-weekly newsletter Clean Energy Jobs News. Since our first newsletter, E2 has compiled nearly 450 separate announcements of new hiring opportunities by companies, cities, and organizations, showing that America leads the way in energy innovation and creating new jobs.

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2012 Q1 Clean Energy Announcements Could Lead To 46,000 Jobs in 42 States

Date: April 18, 2012

Since our last quarterly report, we have seen examples in every state of how clean energy is becoming an important part of our nation’s energy supply, creating new opportunities for workers in our manufacturing sector, and building a cleaner, healthier, and more secure energy future. Clean energy employers announced plans involving at least 137 projects in 42 states during the first quarter of this year. Together, the projects could create as many as 46,000 new American jobs – reinforcing numerous other studies recently that show the clean energy industry is alive, well and poised for continued growth.

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What Clean Energy Jobs? These Clean Energy Jobs!

Date: November 17, 2011

A couple of months ago, E2 noticed an outpouring of stories questioning the health and growth of the clean energy economy. This just didn’t agree with the reality we’re seeing in our daily work. All across America, we’re witnessing clean energy jobs being created almost every day – helping to rebuild our economy, address our energy problems, and improve our national security. So E2 set out to document this growth with weekly newsletters that compile job announcements from news sources around the country. This report summarizes our findings so far.

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2011 Advanced Biofuel Market Report

Date: August 8, 2011

A new E2 report finds evidence that it is possible to deliver enough advanced biofuel to meet LCFS needs. It notes that investment, not technology, is the biggest market barrier and that regulatory certainty would help ensure market stability. It also describes additional policies to improve the likelihood of meeting the standards.

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Offsite Solar

Date: March 30, 2011

E2 Co-Founder Bob Epstein discusses a new way to build solar farms and distribute energy: Offsite solar. This technique is particularly useful for rental owners among others.

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The Economic Case for Investing in Clean Transportation

Date: February 28, 2011

NRDC experts Deron Lovaas and Colin Peppard discuss the economics behind investing in clean transportation solutions.

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Defeating California’s Dirty Energy Initiative – Lessons from Proposition 23

Date: November 29, 2010

On November 2, California voters defeated Proposition 23, the “Dirty Energy Proposition”, by 22 percentage points – No: 61% to Yes: 39%. In this article, we trace the history of the fight and lessons learned that could be used in future clean energy opportunities in California, other states, and at the Federal level.

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California in Perspective: State Energy Policies and Their Impact on High Growth Cleantech Markets

Date: October 22, 2010

New analysis from the Cleantech Group and E2 shows California’s nation-leading clean energy policies, especially AB32, have helped stimulate big investments in key cleantech markets, driven job creation, and resulted in energy savings to businesses and customers. Other states are following suit.

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E2: Past, Present, Future

Date: October 19, 2010

Founded in 2000, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) was one of the first groups of business people to come together to support sound environmental policy for its economic, as well as health and social, benefits. E2 has been at the vanguard of this movement for the last decade, and will continue to serve as a catalyst over the next decade.

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California Cleantech Outlook 2010

Date: May 13, 2010

How California can accelerate its lead in Cleantech: policies foster economic growth and job generation

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California Climate Policy – Why It’s Good for Business

Date: May 10, 2010

This article examines both the positive and negative economic impacts of climate policies and why some economic analysis widely differ in their outcomes. While we use data from California, we believe similar arguments would hold true for well designed Federal policies. In summary we find the positive impacts include jobs and economic development from efficiency and clean energy, a diversified economy that is better protected from the impacts of fossil fuel prices and potentially lower energy bills. A price on carbon needs to be carefully designed so that it stimulates innovation and discourages investments in traditional fossil fuels without creating prices increases that exceed the benefits from the overall policy.

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Putting America First in the Clean Energy Jobs Race

Date: February 4, 2010

The United States Senate is considering policy that has the power to reinvigorate the economy, create millions of American jobs, increase our energy security and open up vast new exports markets for American-made products. This article examines how the clean energy industry offers significant growth opportunities for American businesses.

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