Pennsylvania’s clean energy economy grew 4.3 percent and added nearly 4,000 new workers in 2022. Clean energy now accounts for over one third of all energy industry jobs in Pennsylvania, a strong statement for the nation’s second largest energy producer.

 

Summary

  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Energy efficiency is Pennsylvania’s largest energy sector with 69,990 workers—the eleventh largest energy efficiency sector in the nation. While the sector remains just below its pre-pandemic high of 71,443, it is expected to top pre-pandemic levels in the year 2024.
  • RENEWABLE GENERATION: Renewable generation grew 8.6 percent and added nearly 1,000 jobs in 2022, led by jobs in solar (6,304) and wind energy (3,092). This is the first year that renewable generation has been the fastest growing sector in Pennsylvania’s clean energy economy.
  • STORAGE AND GRID MODERNIZATION: Pennsylvania is preparing for the future by investing in the battery storage and grid modernization industries, which grew 7.3 percent in 2022 and more than 15 percent in 2021. At 4,000 workers, the state’s storage and grid sector is the tenth largest nationwide and is a vital sector for maximizing the funds in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act.
  • CLEAN VEHICLES: Clean vehicle jobs continue to make a strong showing in Pennsylvania’s clean energy economy, growing 6 percent in 2022 and over 25 percent in 2021. At over 9,500 workers statewide, Pennsylvania has one of the largest clean vehicle workforces in the nation.
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Previous Reports

Clean Jobs Pennsylvania 2023 is the 8th clean energy jobs report for Pennsylvania from E2. Previous reports can be accessed in the below links.

Background

This is the eighth Clean Jobs Pennsylvania report produced by E2 and our partners. The 2023 report is based on analysis of the 2023 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), which was first released by the Department of Energy (DOE) in 2016. E2 was an original proponent of the DOE producing the USEER and was a partner on the reports produced by the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) after the Trump administration abandoned it in 2017. For methodology questions, see pages 201-206 of the 2023 USEER.

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