Clean energy: An industry the whole nation can get behind

Clean EnergyAccording to numbers released by Environmental Entrepreneurs in its quarterly “Clean Energy Works For Us” jobs report, over 18,000 jobs were created in the clean energy industries between July and September of this year in 21 states.

The report noted that manufacturing of clean energy and clean transportation showed the most significant growth within the sector, with 9,800 new jobs created. This is the highest number the field has seen since 2011. Most of these new jobs came from major projects at Tesla and SolarCity, two of the biggest names in the industry.

The Huffington Post noted that this increase in positions is evenly spread throughout various areas of the U.S., including states in both Democratic and Republican congressional districts, showing that clean energy innovation is something the whole country can get behind.

“The election is over. Now it’s time to live up to the stump-speech promises. One easy way to create jobs and drive economic growth in both red and blue states alike is by moving quickly to extend clean energy and energy efficiency tax incentives and other smart policies,” stated Environmental Entrepreneurs Director Bob Keefe.