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Ohio energy-efficiency slowdown could have broad impacts

Schools, cities and businesses could lose out if Ohio further rolls back state policies that have spurred job growth in the state’s clean energy sector, industry leaders say. Approximately 89,000 Ohioans work in jobs involving clean energy, and the sector still has plenty of room to grow, E2 reported last week. However, the report warned that further changes to Ohio’s energy policy could shrink the clean energy market.


Westar to expand wind energy capacity in Kansas, creating 200 jobs

Westar Energy Inc. is expanding its capacity by purchasing energy from a 200-megawatt wind farm that will be constructed in Pratt County, Kansas. NextEra Energy Resources will construct the wind farm, which is expected to begin serving customers by late 2016 and is expected to create 200 construction jobs and various permanent jobs.


Gulfstream signs renewable fuel contract

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and its fuel supplier, World Fuel Services Inc., have finalized a three-year agreement that provides Gulfstream with a consistent supply of renewable fuels for its daily flight operations in Savannah. The fuel is a 30/70 blend of low-carbon, drop-in renewable fuel and Jet-A. It provides the same performance as conventional, petroleum-based jet fuel and requires no changes to factory-standard engines or aircraft. Each gallon of renewable fuel burned is expected to achieve a more than 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to petroleum-based jet fuel.

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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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E2's Q4 2014 Clean Energy Jobs Report

More than 47,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in more than 40 states across the country last year, according to E2′s latest jobs analysis.

The top 10 states for the year were: Nevada, California, New York, Michigan, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, Utah, and New Mexico.

Solar was once again the top sector. Advanced vehicles also had a strong year, according to the report.