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Energy Jobs
Report Launch

 

Ernest J. Moniz, President & CEO of Energy Futures Initiative, welcomes Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, to the launch of the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report on Wednesday. (Photo by Roxie Brown/EFI)

Event Video on YouTube

 


NEWS

EnergyWire

Energy jobs cut into red and blue state divide

The remaking of the U.S. energy sector is happening in ways not entirely tethered to the nation's red state-blue state political divide.

President Trump's rejection of his predecessor's climate and clean energy policies was met with praise from Republican governors and pledges of resistance by Democrats. But a new report says job growth in new energy technology reaches over that divide, and the expansion of those opportunities will be led by states.

The report, from former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's think tank, the Energy Futures Initiative, and the National Association of State Energy Officials, (NASEO) shows state-by-state employee counts of workers directly engaged in energy fields. Based on a survey of 24,000 employers, the report aims to fill in the gaps where the Department of Labor didn't account for certain corners of energy technology development.

States will play a critical role in new energy technology growth, Moniz said, especially as more states align economic development, energy policies and workforce development plans.

 

Bloomberg

Solar Beats Coal on U.S. Jobs

The industry put twice as many people to work last year than its fossil-fuel counterpart

 

Washington Examiner

Solar jobs fall in 2017, according to report from Obama's energy chief

 

BNA

Energy Sector Jobs Grew Overall in 2017, While Solar Declined

 

Daily Energy Insider

Energy and Employment Report reveals growth in energy efficiency jobs

 

E&E News

Moniz unveils report showing surge in energy efficiency jobs
 

PV Magazine (Australia)

More U.S. jobs in solar than coal and nuclear combined
 

Ars Technica

Energy jobs reports say solar dominates coal, but wind is the real winner

 

REGIONAL NEWS


KXLY Washington

Jobs in the energy sector continue to grow with WA state leading the way
 

Washington State Wire

Report: Washington leads nation in energy efficiency jobs

 

Colorado

Colorado energy jobs led by natural gas and energy efficiency sectors

 

Delaware Public Media

Biden, Moniz talk energy jobs at UD

 

Media Contacts

For inquiries regarding this report, please contact:

Sandy Fazeli
Managing Director
National Association of State Energy Officials
sfazeli@naseo.org
703-299-8800 x 117
www.naseo.org


David Ellis
Director, Communications and Policy Strategy
Energy Futures Initiative
Ddellis@energyfuturesinitiative.org
202-688-0042
www.energyfuturesinitiative.org