Leading the Northeast Clean Energy Transition

Massachusetts’ clean energy economy is open for business.

With nearly 120,000 jobs statewide in fields such as renewables, clean vehicles manufacturing, and energy efficiency, the Commonwealth’s clean energy economy employs more than giants like Partners Healthcare (around 60,000 workers), the University of Massachusetts (25,000), and Stop & Shop (20,000).

According to the 2019 Clean Jobs Massachusetts analysis (downloadable PDF) Massachusetts ranks seventh for total clean jobs among all U.S. States, including second in solar energy behind only California. In fact, Massachusetts’ strong solar energy industry employs over 50% more workers than the third ranked state (New York). While over 82,000 Massachusetts clean jobs are in the Boston metro area (which ranks fourth in the U.S.), 29% of the state’s jobs are outside Boston.

MASSACHUSETTS JOB SECTOR TOPLINES

  • Energy Efficiency – 84,556 jobs
  • Renewable Energy – 22,704 jobs
  • Solar Energy – 17,861 jobs
  • Energy Storage – 4,550 jobs
  • Clean Vehicles – 3,929 jobs
  • Wind Energy – 1,839 jobs
  • Grid Modernization – 1,486 jobs
  • ALL Clean Energy Sectors – 117,669 jobs

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Every single Massachusetts Congressional District supports over 10,300 clean energy jobs
  • Massachusetts ranks among the Top 5 states in six clean energy categories, including including solar (no. 2), bio energy/combined heat and power (no. 5), low-impact
    hydropower (no. 5), energy storage (no. 4), and overall
    renewable energy jobs (no. 4).
  • All 14 Counties employ workers in clean energy
  • 11.5% of clean energy workers in Massachusetts are veterans
  • Clean energy employs over 13X more workers in Massachusetts than fossil fuels (8,725)
  • 55 percent of clean jobs are in the construction and manufacturing sectors
  • 11 out of Massachusetts’ 14 counties support more than 10 clean energy workers per 1,000 employable residents, with three above 20 jobs per 1,000 employable residents.

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This report follows E2’s Clean Jobs America analysis which found the clean energy jobs account for nearly 3.3 million jobs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Both reports expand on data from the U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) produced by the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) in partnership with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), using data collected and analyzed by the BW Research Partnership. E2 is a partner on the USEER, the fourth installment of the energy survey first released by the Department of Energy in 2016. Clean energy jobs have grown every year since the first report was released in 2016.

If you are looking for additional insight into E2’s Clean Jobs Massachusetts 2019 or our other Clean Jobs America reports, visit e2.org/reports. You can also contact E2 Communications Director Michael Timberlake (mtimberlake@e2.org). An FAQ is also available here to answer any questions.

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The complete report is available for download at this link.

OTHER CLEAN JOBS REPORTS

Clean Jobs Massachusetts is only one in a series of state and industry reports produced by E2 and our partners.