As Americans increasingly support efficiency and clean energy, job growth in these sectors has also seen an uptick. Environmental Entrepreneurs released a report showing that new clean-energy job announcements in the second quarter of this year doubled from the first quarter of this year. Policies such as California’s AB 32 regulation and the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which both aim to limit GHG emissions from power plants, are providing further impetus for clean-energy job gains. Efficiency will be a key player in compliance with these regulations, and human capital will be needed to develop new technologies, administer programs, install equipment, and evaluate initiatives and policies.
Here’s something to celebrate this Labor Day weekend: The continued growth of clean energy jobs in America.
Environmental Entrepreneurs’ (E2’s) just-released quarterly jobs report shows that the number of new clean energy and clean transportation jobs announced in the second quarter of this year doubled from the previous quarter.
More than 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in 29 states between April-June. Arizona, California and Michigan led the country in new clean energy job announcements, but other states ranging from Utah to North Carolina rounded out the Top 10. Check out the full report here.