Iowa’s clean energy job growth in 2021, when the economy was still below pre-pandemic levels, mirrored the 5 percent increase in clean energy employment for the Midwest as a whole. The region is now home to more than 714,000 clean energy jobs. E2 and Evergreen Climate Innovations attributed the growth to cheaper clean energy technologies and more policies in place — both local and federal — that advance clean energy goals. The Inflation Reduction Act, for instance, includes tax credits for solar projects, electric vehicles and energy-efficiency technology.

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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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