Green Job Growth

EDF Climate Corps released a new report Now Hiring: The Growth of America’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs. According to this report, ”Sustainability now collectively represents an estimated 4-4.5 million jobs in the U.S., spanning energy efficiency and renewable energy, to waste reduction and environmental education.”

Key takeaways from their report include the following statements:

  • Solar and wind jobs have grown at rates of about 20% annually in recent years and are each creating jobs at a rate 12 times faster than that of the rest of the U.S. economy.
  • There are approximately 2.2 million energy efficiency workers nationwide
  • As of 2016, almost 70% of EDF Climate Corps alumni work in sustainability.
  •  Clean vehicles employed more than 174,000 workers in 2016, up 48% from 2015.

The report is available here.