(Jim Hock) The title is tongue in cheek of course, but the new report from Brookings on the clean energy economy shows that more than 2.7 million Americans work in the clean energy sector. That’s not the future. That’s today.
And in 5-10 years, it will be even more. What’s more, these jobs are well paid and are spread in all regions of the country according to Brookings. It’s more than the fossil fuel industries and the South has the largest number of clean-economy jobs – or 1 in 3. Roughly a quarter of US clean tech jobs are in heavy-export manufacturing, according to the study. By comparison, less than 10% of jobs in the broader economy are in manufacturing, the study found.
All in all, good news for the advanced energy economy and our country. Check it out here.
There’s loads of great facts and cool interactive graphics too.