E2 and Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance Press Release. Aug. 31, 2017
Labor Day Report: Nearly 70,000 Clean Energy Jobs in Pennsylvania
Top Counties: Allegheny, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Westmoreland, York; 6 Percent Statewide Growth Rate
PITTSBURGH (August 31, 2017) – Nearly 70,000 people work in Pennsylvania’s clean energy sector, according to the 2017 Clean Jobs Pennsylvania report unveiled today by the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) and local partner Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA).
The report – available here and at www.e2.org/cleanjobspa – comes a few days before Pennsylvanians celebrate Labor Day weekend. It shows a nearly 6-percent growth rate in clean energy jobs over the previous year’s report, far outpacing the state’s general employment growth rate. Once again, clean energy jobs far outpace fossil fuel jobs in the state (by about two-to-one this year), while energy efficiency remains the dominant sector with about 55,000 jobs.