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Gov. Snyder’s Clean Power Plan announcement backed by Mich. biz leaders

Gov. Rick Snyder today directed his administration to develop a plan that will put Michigan in a strong position to meet the federal Clean Power Plan, which by setting the first-ever carbon pollution limits on our nation’s power plants will help grow the state’s clean energy economy. “Governor Snyder has just signaled that when it comes to one of the most innovative, high-growth industries in our nation – clean energy – Michigan is open for business,” said E2′s Gail Parson.


Clean energy industry supports 10,000 jobs in R.I.

The clean energy industry supports nearly 10,000 jobs in Rhode Island, according to a new state report. The report released on Monday by the state Office of Energy Resources and the Executive Office of Commerce found that the sector added 613 jobs over the last 12 months, bringing the total to 9,832, and projected that another 1,600 positions in energy efficiency, renewable energy and related fields would be created over the next year. The rate of job growth in the industry is 6.6 percent over the past year.


Ruling in Colorado helps solar panel owners

Colorado’s Public Utility Commission has ruled that no changes are needed to the state’s net metering process, which means that homeowners with solar installations will continue to receive retail rates for energy they produce.

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 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.