New Energy Delivering Big In Midwest Economy
599,775 workers are employed in the Midwest clean energy economy.
September 2017 (Midwest Clean Jobs)
“…[A survey of clean energy employment in 12 Midwestern states – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin found the] region employs 599,775 workers in sectors including renewable energy generation, advanced grid, energy efficiency, clean fuels, and advanced transportation. Between 2015 and 2016, clean energy jobs in the Midwest grew by more than 5%, adding 30,795 jobs. The clean energy economy is creating jobs approximately five times faster than the rest of the economy in the Midwest…442,319 – or three out of four – of these jobs are in energy efficiency, the region’s largest clean energy sector…Jobs in renewable energy generation are a large factor in the overall growth in clean energy. Approximately 13% of the area’s jobs are in renewable energy generation like wind and solar. This sector is also the fastest growing in terms of jobs, having grown by more than 15% between 2015 and 2016 in the Midwest. Beyond wind and solar, renewable energy generation jobs also include jobs in geothermal, bioenergy, and low-impact hydroelectric power…1 in 10 clean energy workers are employed in [hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles, alternative fuels vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles]...” click here for more