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In Pa., winds must shift toward renewables

This summer, America took a bold step toward cleaner air and greater economic growth. Our nation committed to cutting carbon pollution from power plants — the largest source of U.S. climate change emissions. Shifting toward cleaner, low­carbon energy will unleash investment, generate jobs and save Americans money on their electricity bills. Pennsylvania is poised to seize these opportunities.


Clean Power Plan means more Colorado clean energy jobs

At a pair of public listening sessions in downtown Denver this week on the Clean Power Plan, EPA representatives will be on hand to hear what people from across our region have to say. Here’s what I and other Colorado business leaders will tell them: By sending a strong, clear market signal to the private sector to invest in low-carbon energy technologies like solar, wind and energy efficiency, the Clean Power Plan will help expand our state’s already strong clean economy.


Utah ranks No. 1 in clean energy job creation

E2 called Utah “a hive of clean energy activity,” ranking it No. 1 among states that created clean energy jobs in this year’s third quarter. “Clearly, the private sector in Utah is taking advantage of the state’s vast wind and solar resources. “There’s more opportunity out there for Utah’s companies and workers, but leaders in Salt Lake City and D.C. must take action on strengthening clean energy policies,” E2 spokesman Jeff Benzak said.

Featured Video: StraightUp Solar in Illinois and Missouri

In Illinois, Missouri, and across the Midwest, the Clean Power Plan will help create jobs at companies like StraightUp Solar in St. Louis, where employees include a veteran and a former underground coal miner who's now a crew leader installing solar arrays on commercial and residential rooftops.
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Clean energy tax incentives like the PTC and ITC have spurred intense job creation and cost reduction in the renewable energy industry, providing benefits that far outweigh the tax revenue lost. Other industries have been claiming — and continue to claim — similar tax incentives.

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NEW: E2's Q3 2015 Clean Energy Jobs Report

Nearly 10,000 new clean energy jobs were announced at more than 30 projects nationwide in Q3. Top states included Utah, California, and Colorado. Solar was the top sector.

The report notes that more jobs can be added with long-term extension of clean energy tax incentives and smart implementation of the Clean Power Plan.