E2 Press Release, June 18, 2019.
PHILADELPHIA (June 18, 2019) – More than 90,000 Pennsylvanians now work in clean energy after the state added 5,000 jobs in 2018, according to a new analysis of energy jobs data by the national nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) and partner organizations Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA), Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN), the Green Building Alliance (GBA) and Sustainable Pittsburgh.
According to Clean Jobs Pennsylvania 2019, since 2014 Pennsylvania has increased its workforce in clean technologies like renewables, energy efficiency, clean vehicles, storage, and grid modernization by nearly 60 percent. Clean energy jobs now account for one out of every three energy jobs in the state and employs more than twice the number of workers (90,772) as Pennsylvania’s entire fossil fuel industry (43,306).
“After five straight years of unimpeded jobs growth and expansion, Pennsylvania’s clean economy success is a marvel,” said Sharon Pillar, E2’s Pennsylvania consultant. “Despite years of falling behind our neighbors’ increasingly ambitious energy policies, Pennsylvania clean energy businesses and entrepreneurs continue to unlock the massive economic potential our state possesses.”