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08/04/2015:

Survey: Nine in 10 Michigan Business Leaders Support Developing State Plan to Cut Carbon

About 90 percent of Michigan business leaders favor state-based action to reduce carbon emissions to help meet the standards in the federal Clean Power Plan, according to a new survey released today by E2. Almost 70 percent of those surveyed said they supported the federal Clean Power Plan, which was released on Monday, and 49 percent said they strongly support it.

08/03/2015:

E2: Clean Power Plan ‘Huge Catalyst’ for Economic Growth

The EPA today is releasing its final Clean Power Plan, which will cut carbon pollution from existing power plants by more than 30 percent in part through increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency. “This is the most significant environmental policy we’ve seen in recent years, and also a huge catalyst for economic growth,” said Bob Keefe, E2′s executive director.

07/29/2015:

E2 Report: Nearly 45,000 Clean Energy Workers in Tennessee

About 45,000 Tennesseans work at 2,600 employers operating in the energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation, and greenhouse gas management and accounting sectors, according to a new clean energy jobs census released today by the national nonpartisan business group E2. This was an increase of 6.3 percent, or 2,600 workers, over the previous year. Businesses said they expect to add 2,500 more jobs by 2016.

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More From E2

NEW: E2's Q1 2015 Clean Energy Jobs Report

Nearly 10,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced across the country in the first three months of 2015.

For the first time, Georgia topped the state rankings, followed by California, Texas, New Mexico and Michigan.

Solar was the top sector, with more than 6,600 jobs in generation and manufacturing.