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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.

07/27/2015:

American businesses -- small to huge -- act on climate

Executives of the 13 companies who took the American Business Act on Climate Pledge at the White House sent a strong signal that U.S. companies are right beside the Obama Administration in taking concrete steps to address climate change. They also made it clear that they want international negotiators preparing for the U.N. climate talks in Paris in December to keep the ball moving on a global scale.

07/27/2015:

Businesses pledge to help meet Obama's climate goals

Officials with 13 major companies join Obama administration officials at the White House on Monday to launch what they call the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. “Each company is announcing significant new pledges to reduce their emissions, increase low-carbon investments, deploy more clean energy, and take other actions to build more sustainable businesses and tackle climate change,” the White House said in a statement.

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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.