About job creation in clean energy and efficiency sectors


The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) has published a fact sheet which focuses on employment in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors in the US.

According to the fact sheet:

  1. The US zero-emission technology industry has employed 611,000 people in 2019 – source: US Energy Employment Report
  2. Some 855,000 people were employed in the US renewable energy industry in 2018. Globally, the number increased from 700,000 in 2017 to 11 million in 2018 – IRENA
  3. The energy efficiency sector now employs 3 million people in the US
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  4. Climate adaptation and resilience has the potential to create more jobs as a result of climate change impacts
  5. Adaptation and resilience employment is predominantly in government (40%), non-governmental organisations (36%), and the private sector (16%)
  6. Energy storage supported a total of 71,149 jobs in 2018
  7. The advanced vehicle industry provided 241,053 jobs in 2018
  8. The smart grid sector supported 25,000 jobs (an increase of 5,255 from 2016)
  9. Solar jobs declined by 3.2% in 2018, whilst the wind industry recorded a 3,5% increase
  10. At global scale, China followed by Brazil and India are the largest provider of total renewable energy jobs.

The fact sheet is available for download here…