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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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Clean Jobs Oregon 2020

The Promise of a Bright Future and Strong Economy Summary: Nurtured by smart clean energy policy over the past decade, including the Renewable Portfolio Standard, Clean Fuels Program and Coal to Clean, Oregon’s clean energy economy has fueled private ...


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Congress Passes Biggest Climate Bill in History

E2: Congress passes Inflation Reduction Act; clean jobs data shows every state benefits   WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 12, 2022) – Today, the House passed the Inflation Reduction Act, including the biggest investments in clean energy and climate action...


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Report: Clean Energy Jobs Benefitting Every State

E2: As Congress prepares to vote on Inflation Reduction Act, clean jobs data shows every state would benefit 3.2 million Americans worked in clean energy in 2021 Of top 10 states for clean energy jobs, half are red states; half are blue states 5...


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Inflation Reduction Act Could Help Economy, Environment

E2: Climate change is battering our economy; Congress should seize opportunity to pass legislation that can help WASHINGTON (July 28, 2022) – Sen. Joe Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have agreed to historic legislation that includes the bi...


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