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05/22/2016:

Clean energy spurs jobs growth in Midwest, U.S.

For too long, we’ve listened to policymakers in Washington, D.C., Jefferson City and Topeka tell us policies to reduce carbon emissions are “job killers.” The Clean Jobs Midwest report and the strong job growth in the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors proves otherwise.

05/18/2016:

CNBC: More solar training for service members, DOE announces

Five more military bases are to join Solar Ready Vets, a training initiative that will prepare service members leaving active duty for “careers in the solar industry”, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced.

05/18/2016:

Making waves: DOE reboots marine hydrokinetic energy program to push commercialization

Though the marketplace has backed off from wave, tidal, and current energies, the Obama Energy Department has rebooted its effort to grow them.

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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E2's Q4 2015 Clean Energy Jobs Report

More than 41,000 new clean energy jobs were announced at more than 140 projects nationwide in 2015. Top states included California, Texas, and Utah. Solar was the top sector.

The report notes that 2015 was a watershed year for clean energy, with long-term extension of clean energy tax incentives, the Paris agreement, and the Clean Power Plan all fueling job growth.