Job Growth in Clean Energy Outpacing Overall Gains, Study Says

Publication: Bloomberg

Author: Catherine Dodge

06/10/2009 - The number of jobs in clean-energy industries expanded two and a half times faster than overall employment gains from 1998 to 2007, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts study.

Jobs in the U.S. clean-energy economy increased 9 percent during the nine-year period, while traditional jobs rose 3.7 percent, Pew, a non-profit organization focused on public policy issues, said in a study released today. Pew defined the clean- energy economy as including jobs in alternative energy, efficiency, conservation and pollution mitigation as well as “environmentally friendly” production.

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