Energy efficiency job creation is the backbone of the U.S. clean energy economy, but jobs in efficiency have expanded at a such a rapid pace in recent years that they also currently account for 25 percent of all jobs across the entire energy sector. The third “Energy Efficiency Jobs in America” report from E4TheFuture and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) charts energy efficiency employment numbers nationwide, ranking all 50 states and Washington, D.C. on the number of full time energy efficiency jobs.
E4TheFuture and E2 released “Energy Efficiency Jobs in America” on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. The report includes maps and charts showing both geographical and by-industry and technology distribution of efficiency jobs, growth trends, state and federal policy recommendations, and factsheets for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Nearly two and a half million Americans work in energy efficiency, an industry that added more new jobs in 2018 than any other in the U.S. energy sector. In alphabetical order, the top-10 states for energy efficiency jobs are California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. The report identifies top states for EE job growth as well as the distribution of jobs across business sizes.
“Energy Efficiency Jobs in America” focuses on the energy efficiency sector of the economy. Jobs in retail trade, vehicle efficiency-related work. The 4.2 million jobs related to efficient manufacturing processes are excluded from these numbers. The report this year identifies the number of U.S. Veterans working in energy efficiency.