06 Apr '17, 4pm

What Are the Top 10 States for Clean Energy Jobs?

What Are the Top 10 States for Clean Energy Jobs?

The solar, wind and energy efficiency industries already employ millions of people in the United States, and they’re poised to grow. According to the U.S. Department of Energy , there are 374,000 American jobs in solar energy, 102,000 in wind energy and more than 2.2 million related to energy efficiency. For comparison, 160,000 Americans work in coal, 360,000 in natural gas and 515,000 in oil. Solar and wind are among the most dynamic industries in the nation. In 2016, solar employment expanded 17 times faster than the overall economy. Wind turbine technicians are expected to be the fastest-growing occupation over the next 10 years. America’s clean energy jobs are spread out far and wide. Below, see if you can find your state in the top 10 for solar, wind and energy efficiency employment: A Closer Look at the Top States for Clean Energy Development Texas is the top state f...

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