02 Sep '14, 4pm

U.S. cleantech jobs double in second quarter - #wind #solar #ev

More than 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in the U.S. during the second quarter of this year - more than double the number of jobs announced in the first quarter, according to a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). The nonprofit business group says solar power led all sectors in the second quarter, with more than 5,300 jobs announced, and the wind industry announced more than 2,700 jobs, many stemming from projects that qualified for the recently expired production tax credit. Other major announcements came from electric car manufacturers Tesla and General Motors. According to the report, the jump in jobs took place despite mixed signals on clean energy policies from Congress but amid new confidence about future clean energy growth tied to the recently proposed Clean Power Plan. Announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Ag...

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