Friday, August 12, 2022
As Florida rebuilds from Hurricane Ian and the Midwest and Southeast recover from this summer’s flooding, a new report by PSE Healthy Energy for the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) breaks down the economic impact of extreme weather and climate-driven threats to states across the United States.
Billion Dollar Losses, Trillion Dollar Threats: The Cost of Climate Change analyzes the escalating toll of billion-dollar disasters over the last 40 years and provides insight into how these disasters—from hurricanes and flooding to wildfires—are compounded by other extreme weather events, such as record-breaking drought, heat waves, and rainfall.Read the Full Report
Clean energy companies employed more than 714,000 Midwesterners at the end of 2021, over a 5 percent increase from 2020 and a return to growth after an unprecedented decline in 2020. Approximately 55 percent of the clean energy jobs lost during the COVID-19 economic downturn were regained. In 2021, clean energy jobs grew almost 40 percent faster than the overall economy. More Midwesterners worked in clean energy than the number of lawyers, accountants and auditors, web developers, and real estate agents in the region combined.Visit CleanJobsMidwest.com
Since its inception, E2 has been recognized as a leader in advocation for policies that protect the environment while building economic prosperity. Our members use their collective voice to make the business and industry case for strong state and federal policies that address pressing environmental problems.
Jigar Shah is one of the most high-profile American businesspeople working in clean energy today. Jigar founded and was CEO of a solar company acquired in 2009 for $200 million.…
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