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.the_growth_of_americas_clean_energy_and_sustainability_jobs