New study finds increasing number of Midwesterners work in clean energy

By Kelsey Misbrener More than 714,000 Midwesterners now work in clean energy industries across the Midwest according to a new analysis of energy jobs data from Clean Energy Trust (CET) and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). The region’s clean energy economy now employs more than all the waiters and waitresses, computer programmers, lawyers and web developers in the Midwest combined, according to Department of Labor Employment Statistics.
Energy efficiency once again led all clean energy sectors, employing more than half million workers (513,695) while renewable energy came in second with more than 83,000—led by solar and wind (73,675).
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