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Future is bright for clean energy in Tennessee

A new study shows that Tennessee is a leader in clean energy job creation, and recent policy developments could accelerate clean energy job growth significantly. The EPA recently released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, the first federal rule limiting existing power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions – the leading pollutant driving manmade climate change. This represents a giant leap in the right direction for Tennessee and the nation as a whole.


E2 report: Nearly 10,500 clean energy jobs announced across U.S. in second quarter

The national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) today released its latest quarterly clean energy jobs report showing that nearly 10,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced nationwide between April and June. The jobs were announced at nearly 40 projects across 22 states.


Report: Clean energy sector’s job market booms

Unless you’ve succumb to the hermit lifestyle, you’re probably well aware of the mass shedding of jobs from oil and gas companies as global crude prices continue to sink. But while oil and gas jobs waver, clean energy jobs thrive, according to a report from E2. The group found that the clean energy and transportation sector announced nearly 10,500 jobs across the county between April and June.

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 Q2 2015 Clean Energy Jobs Report

Our latest quarterly clean energy jobs report shows that nearly 10,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced nationwide between April and June.

Solar was the top sector. Texas was the top state, followed by Nevada, California, Utah and North Carolina.