Clean Economy

More than 3.3 million Americans now work in clean energy. That’s more Americans than work in agriculture, banking, real estate – and double the number of workers in fossil fuel. Through our clean energy employment research and the inspiring stories of our members, E2 makes sure our lawmakers and the public understand the impact that clean energy businesses, innovation, and technologies generate for our economy and environment.

EXPLORE CLEAN ECONOMY ISSUES

Climate Change

The economic costs of climate change continue to add up with every wildfire, drought, flood and mega-storm. The economic benefits and opportunities of acting on climate change and expanding clean energy also are growing every day. E2 and its members work to advance smart climate policies at the state, federal and international levels – because acting on climate change is just smart business.

EXPLORE CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES

Infrastructure and National Security

Advancing climate solutions is vital for maintaining and enhancing U.S. infrastructure and national security. America should lead the rest of the world, not follow. E2 and its members advocate tirelessly to advance policies that help ensure the strength of U.S. agriculture, transportation systems, water health, and electricity grid. And given the leadership of our nation’s military in spurring market breakthroughs for everything from communications to medicine to clean energy, we support Department of Defense efforts to address climate change, reduce energy and fuel costs while simultaneously improving our national security

EXPLORE INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES

Sustainability

We must create a sustainable economy to mitigate the costs of climate change and advance the economic opportunities and jobs that are created by smart climate action.  That’s why E2 deploys business leaders from across industry sectors to advance a clean economy, including: energy and water efficiency, low carbon building and transportation solutions, and agricultural practices that remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil.

EXPLORE SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES

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Report: Energy efficiency remains energy industry’s largest workforce, employing 2.2 million Americans

New analysis unveils state and county level employment data; 99 percent of U.S. counties are home to energy efficiency workers WASHINGTON — Nearly 2.2 million Americans now work in energy efficiency —more than any other sector of the U.S. energy industry, ...


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E2: Over 125 Business Leaders Call on Mayor Lightfoot to Act on Building Decarbonization

Over 125 business leaders call on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to act on electrifying and decarbonizing Chicago’s buildings, in a letter to be delivered to the Mayor this afternoon by business groups E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) and Illinois Green Alliance. E2 ...


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E2: USPS Finally Delivers on Clean Vehicles

WASHINGTON – In a welcome about-face, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced that it plans to significantly increase its purchases of electric delivery vehicles and move towards creating one of the largest electric vehicle fleets in the nation. Boosted by...


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