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Ecotech Institute's "Clean Jobs Index"

Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources. WHAT IS A CLEANJOB Jobs in which workers' duties involve making their establishment's production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) defines these as green jobs. We call them clean jobs. There were a total of 3,014,785 that's almost one job posting for every person in lowa clean job openings posted in 2012. States With The Most Clean Job Postings in 2012 BUT WAIT! Per capita, the states with the most clean job postings are: Alaska North Dakota lowa Delaware California 374,276 Texas New York Illinois 241,253 175,688 123,581 Oregon Washington States to Watch These highest scorers on the Clean Jobs Index are the states most likely to embrace renewable energy and energy efficiency-which could bolster employment in the clean jobs sector. Minnesota Idaho The Index factors in incentives, renewable energy production, LEED projects and other criteria. California Biggest Renewable Energy Producers (percentage of total energy generated) Most Energy Efficient States #1 Massachusetts Idaho 85% # 2 California Washington 72% #3 New York South Dakota 66% # 4 Oregon Oregon 64% #5 Vermont Maine 47% Energy Efficiency The national average is 14% The Clean Energy Index considers renewable energy sources to include geothermal, hydro, solar, wind, wood and other biomass sources. The efforts to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. By reducing the amount of energy used, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions is reduced as well, resulting in cleaner operations. #1 Minnesota STATES WITH THE MOST INCENTIVES FÖR ENERGY AND EFFICIENCY #2 California # 3 Oregon/Washington (tie) #5 Texas #6 Indiana State, local, utility and federal financial incentives and policies are provided to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. "There are too few qualified workers to fill the jobs in the energy efficiency and renewable energy fields, and this deficit is holding up growth in green industries." 2011 survey by the nonprofit Association of Energy Engineers Sources What is a clean job? States With The Most Clean Job Postings in 2012 CLEANJOBSINDEX The Clean Jobs Index is a tool to compare states' use and development of clean energy as it relates to emplayment in the sector. It does not indicate the presence or promise of any job. No endorsement of the Clean Jobs Index by organizations providing data is implied. States to Watch Biggest Renewable Energy Producers ecotech Most Energy Efficient States INSTITUTE. States with the Most Incentives for Energy and Efficiency updated quarterly

Ecotech Institute's "Clean Jobs Index"

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After nearly a year of research, Ecotech Institute revealed the first-ever “Clean Jobs Index,” which aggregates all the available clean jobs in the U.S. The Index found that there were more than t...


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