19 Sep '13, 2pm

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Five years after signing one of the nation's most progressive pieces of energy legislation into law, Massachusetts continues to see strong growth in solar, wind, efficiency and high-technology jobs throughout the clean energy industry. The latest progress report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) shows that jobs in the clean energy sector have grown by 24 percent since 2011, with nearly 80,000 people directly employed in the industry. The overall job growth rate in Massachusetts has been 3 percent since 2011. As energy expert John Hanger points out over at his blog , that's more than twice the number of natural gas jobs created in Pennsylvania from the surge of fracking. It's also considerably more than the 64,000 direct and indirect jobs created in North Dakota by the unconventional oil and gas boom. According to the report, Massachusetts now has 5,557 e...

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