Nevada takes the prize home on most jobs introduced fueled by Tesla’s September 2014 announcement of a new “Gigafactory”, a $5 billion, 50-plus acre lithium ion battery manufacturing facility that will support its electric car production. The Gigafactory aims to employee 6,000 workers. Also, Solar City “quadrupled” its projected hires in the state, the report said. Other states in the top 10 were: Calif., N.Y., Mich., Ariz., Texas, Colo., N.C., Utah and N.M.
Upwards of 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in the second quarter of 2014, according to a report from E2. A significant number of these jobs will allow states to fulfill federal carbon pollution standards introduced as part of the Clean Power Plan announced in June.