Green Energy Jobs Hiring Exceeds Expectations

Green Energy Jobs Hiring Exceeds Expectations

A report from the nonprofit, nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) shows that more than 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in the second quarter of this year – more than double the number of jobs announced in the first quarter.

The jump in jobs took place despite mixed signals on clean energy policies from Congress, but amidst new confidence about future clean energy growth tied to the recently announced federal Clean Power Plan that’s designed to cut carbon pollution and increase clean energy and energy efficiency.

E2’s report, “Clean Energy Works For Us: Second Quarter 2014 Report,” shows that from Washington state to Florida, clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in 29 states in the second quarter of 2014. All told, E2 tracked 54 separate announcements.

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