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.
California’s efforts to reduce electricity consumption over the last four decades saved $90 billion on utility bills, created hundreds of thousands of jobs and avoided construction of 41 power plants, according to a report released Thursday. And it’s not enough, E2 and the Natural Resources Defense Council said.
About 200 energy-industry representatives, environmentalists and elected officials from throughout the Valley gathered Wednesday at Fresno State for a daylong summit on the challenges and opportunities of building the region’s capacity for solar power and other renewable energy sources.