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07/01/2015:

In Colorado, more jobs, less carbon

Last month, a new report titled “Winds of Change” highlighted the major positive impact Colorado’s booming wind energy industry is having on our economy. The report, which was rolled out by the national nonpartisan business group E2 at the Alliance Center in Denver, found that Colorado is home to nearly 10 percent of the entire nation’s wind energy workforce, with more than 2,500 jobs announced in the state’s wind sector the past three years alone.

06/30/2015:

E2 Report: Nearly 10,000 clean energy, transportaion jobs announced across U.S. in first quarter

A new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs shows that more than 9,800 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced across the country the first three months of 2015. This is almost double the number E2 tracked the corresponding quarter a year ago. The top three states for the quarter were: Georgia (2,870 jobs), California (1,885) and Texas (1,612). New Mexico, Michigan, Colorado, Virginia, Utah, Maryland and Indiana rounded out the top 10.

06/30/2015:

Georgia led states in clean energy jobs during first quarter, according to report

Georgia’s booming solar industry led to its rank as the No. 1 job creator in the clean energy industry during the first quarter of 2015, according to a report released Tuesday. Projects across the state totaled 2,870 job announcements, nearly 1,000 more than California, which is second, and 1,200 more than third-place Texas.

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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.