Clean energy employs more than 85,000 people statewide, according to Clean Jobs New York. That’s thousands more jobs than investment banking. It’s comparable to the number of construction jobs all across New York state. And it means there are 85,000 reasons why New York should strengthen clean energy policies at the state level.
According to Clean Jobs New York — released recently by E2 and local partners who are part of the New Yorkers for Clean Power campaign – more than 85,000 people work in clean energy at 7,500 business establishments statewide.
A governor wants to lead on green energy. The state’s utilities are nervously falling in line. Young entrepreneurs are buzzing, determined to be part of the generation that finally solves climate change. To most ears, that might sound like California, where all those things and more are happening. But it also describes New York. New York?