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January 13, 2021
The US clean energy industry ended last year with the fewest number of workers since 2015, as impacts of the coronavirus pandemic mean 12% of the sector’s workforce is unemployed.
September 15, 2020
Three months of marginal job creation means nearly 500,000 clean energy workers in the US remain unemployed as the sector struggles to recover from the impact of COVID-19.
August 12, 2020
The recovery of clean energy jobs in the US slowed a trickle last month as trade associations have warned it could take years for jobs to return in full without support from Congress.
July 22, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the largest combined green energy solicitations ever issued in the US, seeking up to 4GW of renewable capacity to combat climate change.
June 26, 2020
Additions have been made to support action on climate change through federal tax incentives in the proposed Congress bill to invest US$1.5 trillion in infrastructure across the US.
May 14, 2020
Sector sheds in two months twice the workers it had gained over two years and could see cumulative losses of 850,000 by 30 June, according to latest update by E2, ACORE and others.
April 6, 2020
Badly hit by the COVID-19 crisis, New York State has opted to “dramatically speed up the siting and construction of clean energy projects” as one facet of its plans for economic comeback.
February 20, 2020
New census figures from the Solar Foundation show that US solar industry grew by 5,600 jobs last year, reaching nearly a quarter of a million positions across the nation.
January 22, 2020
Switching to full renewables by 2050 in line with climate goals would see global solar create 22 million of a total 35 million new energy sector jobs, with batteries employing 4.5 million.
April 18, 2019
Official stats find 210% rise in large-scale PV workforce in past two years but associations warn rules for mandatory electricians could stifle growth.

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