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Pennsylvania Clean Jobs Report Details State’s Growing Clean Energy Sector

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The state added about 5,000 clean energy jobs in 2018

The E2 Clean Jobs PA report released on Tuesday, June 18 details Pennsylvania’s continued growth in the clean energy economy.

The state now holds twice as many clean energy jobs than fossil fuel jobs, a 6 percent increase over 2018, with 90,772 people working in the clean energy economy. PA remains ranked 11th most clean energy jobs in the continental U.S. but saw gains in energy efficiency, renewables, and clean transportation.

The state did see small declines in the energy storage/smart grid sector. However, more Pennsylvanians are working in renewable energy and clean vehicles than ever before. 44 percent of those jobs come from outside the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh metropolitan areas.

The report also highlights the role of small businesses in the clean energy economy as two out of three clean energy jobs come from small businesses.

The E2’s annual report is produced through a partnership with KEEA, SBN of Greater Philadelphia, Sustainable Pittsburgh and Green Building Alliance.

CONTACT:

Noah Dubin, E2 Eastern States Advocate, ndubin@e2.org

Michael Timberlake, E2 Communications Director, 202.289.2407 or mtimberlake@e2.org

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