Fact Sheet

The Clean Energy Economy in the United States

The U.S. clean energy economy is present in every state, generating new industries and employing a wide variety of workers. Despite the absence of a federal clean energy policy and sustained investment, clean energy jobs grew at a faster rate than overall jobs from 1998 to 2007. By 2007, more than 68,200 businesses across all 50 states and the District of Columbia accounted for more than 770,000 jobs. In comparison, the traditional energy economy, after decades of investment, now employs 1.2 million workers.

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