Clean Energy Job Growth is Taking Off
The latest energy jobs report shows there are nearly 3.2 million Americans with clean energy jobs in 2017, outnumbering fossil fuel jobs 3 to 1.
Here are some of the highlights:
- There are now as many clean energy workers as there are school teachers in the US.
- There are as many energy efficiency workers alone (a subsection of clean energy jobs) as there are waiters and waitresses in the US.
- More Americans now work in clean energy than work in the agriculture, real estate, investment banking, and the entertainment, media, and sports industries combined.
- Solar jobs grew 9x faster than the rest of the US economy.
- US solar workforce has increased 168% in the last seven years.
- Solar energy alone employs nearly 4 times the number of workers in coal generation.
- Wind technicians and solar installers are predicted to be the two fastest-growing jobs from 2016-2026.
Check out the full report here (has some solid infographics).
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