U.S. Sees Growth in Clean Energy Jobs

Clean energy jobs in the United States saw a growth rate of 3.6 percent, a total of 110,000 net new jobs in 2018, according to a March report released by Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national business group.

At the end of 2018, nearly 3.3 million Americans worked in clean energy, which outnumbers fossil fuels jobs nearly three to one. Clean energy employers anticipate a 6 percent increase in job growth in 2019. Wind technicians and solar installers are predicted to be the top two fastest-growing jobs over the next seven years

While energy efficiency leads in total number of jobs, jobs in clean vehicles manufacturing saw the most growth in 2018, with a national growth rate of 15.4 percent. Solar jobs declined in 2018, which is attributed to tariffs on solar and steel, but the group expects those jobs to increase in 2019.

Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia were ranked among the top 10 states for clean energy jobs. –By Hannah McAlister


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