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: Record-Breaking Losses, Extreme Weather Trends Threaten Economies In Red And Blue States Alike

Analysis identifies historic and future trends by disaster type and region, down to the state, county, and congressional district Economic costs of climate change are growing alongside economic opportunities for action WASHINGTON, DC – As...


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REPORT: Midwest Clean Energy Jobs Grew 5% in 2021, Now Home to 714,323 Workers

Midwest’s clean energy economy positioned for even greater growth with Inflation Reduction Act investments Chicago, IL – Clean energy businesses in the Midwest added more than 36,400 workers in 2021, now employing 714,323 Midwesterners across the region. T...


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E2: New California Rule on Clean Vehicles Smart for the Economy

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is expected to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACII) regulation, which requires all new cars and trucks sold in California to be zero-emission vehicles beginning in 2035. The rule builds on California’s legacy of ...

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