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The biggest success and failure of Biden’s massive climate law

Overall, E2, a group representing clean energy business leaders, counts 210 projects announced, which would translate into $86 billion in new investment across 39 states. When combined with the investment from the CHIPS and infrastructure laws, those estima...


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Report: Energy efficiency remains energy industry’s largest workforce and best bet for fast, equitable, local job growth

New state-by-state data reveals jobs lost to pandemic and details ongoing recovery WASHINGTON— A new report finds that while more than 2.1 million Americans now work in energy efficiency — which is more than work in any other sector of the U.S. energy indu...


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EXPLAINER: Can Biden add energy jobs? Hope mixes with doubt

An electrician who spent 20 years working on transmission lines for coal-fired power plants will be in high demand when building infrastructure for renewable energy projects, and those tend to be union jobs, said Bob Keefe, executive director of E2, a nonpa...


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Oregon’s clean energy sector took a 6,000-job hit in 2020

Oregon’s clean energy industry expected to gain 2,831 jobs in 2020, but instead lost 6,055, according to advocates for policies that support the sector. It’s been digging out of a hole since losing around 9,500 jobs from March through May last year, when...


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Biden’s promise to fossil fuel workers will require ‘enormous amount of work,’ union official says

Currently, the clean energy industry, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean fuels, and clean vehicles, has a 9% unionization rate, according to an October report from Environmental Entrepreneurs, the American Council on Renewable Energy, the ...


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Oregon Lost 6,000 Clean Energy Jobs from Covid-19, But Industry Remains Best Bet for Fast Recovery

PORTLAND, OR  – Projected to reach nearly 60,000 jobs in 2020, Oregon’s clean energy economy lost more than 6,000 after a tumultuous year driven by the global COVID-19 economic crisis. Despite losing 10% of its workforce, clean energy remains the state’s le...


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FERC Transmission Rule a “Win for the Climate and the Economy”

 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced its regional transmission rule today, setting standards for the planning and development of new transmission lines that improve reliability, saves costs, and will help bring new clean energy resourc...


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100,000 Clean Energy Manufacturing Jobs Announced Since IRA; Companies Add 1,500 New Jobs in April

More than 100,000 manufacturing jobs have been announced by companies since the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law after companies announced four new large-scale clean energy projects in April that are expected to hire nearly 1,500 manufactur...


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MI ANALYSIS: 18 New Clean Energy, Vehicle Projects to Create 28K Jobs, Add $10B to GDP, Generate $7B in Wages for Michigan

New report models impact of 18 announced large-scale clean energy projects tracked by E2 in Mich. during the first year after the IRA was signed into law (Aug. 2022-Aug. 2023) During construction, projects will generate 22K jobs, $7B in new wag...


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