Clean Energy Powers Tennessee Job Growth

Publication: Nashville Business Journal

Author: Nashville Business Journal

06/10/2009 - Tennessee gained more than 2,400 jobs from companies involved in clean energy over the last decade, a new study reports.

That means Tennessee reported one of the three highest growth rates nationwide for green energy jobs over the past 10 years.

The Pew Charitable Trusts study said Tennessee was one of 38 states and the District of Columbia in which job growth in the clean energy economy outperformed overall job gains. Pew defined a clean energy economy as one that generates jobs, businesses and investments while expanding clean energy production, increasing energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, waste and pollution, and conserving water and other natural resources.

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