U.S. Clean Energy Created 18,000 New Jobs in Q3, But Future is Clouded
Although clean energy and transportation jobs in the United States are on the rise, with more than 18,000 new positions announced in the last quarter, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) warns that political hostility may block future progress.
The 41 job announcements in 23 states represent “an uptick relative to Q2. This quarter’s numbers are also higher than the corresponding quarter a year ago,” E2 writes.
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But “despite the strong quarter, future clean energy job growth is anything but assured, especially given the uncertainty surrounding the political changes that came with the November 4 election” and the potential impact on renewable energy tax credits.
And yet “clean energy knows no political boundaries,” E2’s analysis shows. “Both Republican and Democratic congressional districts benefited almost equally from clean energy job announcements.”