2017 Clean Energy Jobs Report: RI Clean Energy Jobs See 66 Percent Growth Since 2014
- Jun 12, 2017 4:05 pm GMT
"In March, I set a state goal to reach 1,000 MW of clean energy and add 20,000 clean energy jobs by 2020," said
Now more than 15,300 jobs strong,
"As we seek to integrate affordable, clean and reliable energy throughout our state, job growth naturally follows," said State Energy Commissioner
Some additional highlights from the report: Nearly half of all clean energy firms report that installation, maintenance, or repair is their primary value chain activity. Installation firms grew employment by 16 percent over the last 12 months; Energy efficiency remains the largest portion of the state's clean energy employment. It accounts for 59 percent of all clean energy jobs, or almost 9,000 workers; Trade firms reported a 32 percent employment growth, as the number of employers that reported primarily in-state suppliers increased by 11 percentage points. Download the 2017 Clean Energy Jobs Report - produced in collaboration with
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