About the Report
The U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) was published in 2016 and 2017 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) upon recommendation of the first 2015 installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), “to reform existing data collection systems to provide consistent and complete definitions and quantification of energy jobs across all sectors of the economy.”
The 2018 USEER was prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and a contract between EFI and BW Research Partnership (BWR). The survey instrument and underlying methodology is identical to that used in the primary data collected on behalf of the United States Department of Energy (OMB Control No. 1910-5179) for the 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report and secondary data from the United States Department of Labor’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages for Q2 of 2017. Neither EFI nor NASEO, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors or their employees makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or any third party’s use or the results of such use of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.
About the Energy Futures Initiative
WHO WE ARE
Ernest Moniz, Joseph Hezir and Melanie Kenderdine have a highly successful track record in and with government, academia and the private sector.
EFI principals led a $30 billion federal cabinet department, elevating the Department of Energy (DOE) to new levels of performance, developing and implementing innovative approaches to DOE business models, creating a supportive bipartisan approach in Congress, engaging the private sector, and putting innovation at the center of the global responses to energy security and climate change.
WHAT WE DO
Led by principals with decades of experience and proven track records in government, academia and the private sector, EFI conducts objective, fact-based and rigorous technical, economic, financial and policy analyses supported by a multidisciplinary network of experts. We focus on solutions that are effective, pragmatic and acceptable to the broadest possible set of stakeholders. EFI takes great ideas and turns them into meaningful actions.
The EFI team of experts provide policymakers, industry leaders, NGOs and other leaders with analytically-based, unbiased policy options to advance a cleaner, safer, more affordable and more secure energy future. The EFI team and its global network of experts understand current energy markets, trends and needs, and will apply this collective talent and knowledge to a range of policy questions, including:
- Analyzing complex energy systems, providing public and private decision-makers with strategic insights and integrated policy solutions and politically viable implementation pathways.
- Advancing synergistic clean energy technologies and policies at home and around the world.
- Convening industry, labor, policymakers, philanthropists and NGOs to forge practical implementable climate change solutions.
- Promoting strong communities and a 21st century energy workforce, with a focus on city, state and regional innovation opportunities.
- Engaging global experts to advance broad and collective energy security goals and objectives.
NASEO is the only national non-profit association for the governor-designated energy officials from each of the 56 states and territories. Formed by the states in 1986, NASEO facilitates peer learning among state energy officials, serves as a resource for and about state energy offices, and advocates the interests of the state energy offices to Congress and federal agencies.
The State and Territory Energy Offices do the following:
▪ Advance practical energy policies and support energy technology research, demonstration, and deployment;
▪ Partner with the private sector to accelerate energy-related economic development and enhance environmental quality;
▪ Focus on domestic energy development including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and conventional fuels and infrastructure;
▪ Allocate and/or aid in oversight of $7 billion in funds derived from ratepayers and state appropriations annually; and
▪ Aid in emergency response and mitigation related to energy infrastructure, liquid fuels, and cyber security. NASEO committees are the formal mechanism for members to work on key priorities and ongoing issues. The committees' work helps to guide the association's strategic direction and build consensus on pertinent issues.
About BW Research
BW Research is a full-service applied research firm that is focused on supporting our clients with economic & workforce research, customer & community research, as well as strategic planning and evaluation services. Our firm is committed to three fundamental principles;
Engage in research that builds stronger communities, supports employers, employees, and educators; and develops better tools, programs and policies for the organizations and corporations that we serve.
Through evidence and insightful analysis, provide the foundation for strategic planning, allocating scarce resources, and improving our client's products and services.
Remain committed to customized research based on our client's needs, not advocating a one-size fits all approach to gathering and analyzing research findings.
BW Research is an S-Corporation and certified small business with offices in Carlsbad, California (headquarters) and Wrentham, Massachusetts.
Acknowledgements & Appreciation
The 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report was produced with the generous support of the following states, organizations and foundations.
• Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
• New York State
• State of Rhode Island
• Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund
• Advanced Energy Economy
• Barr Foundation
• Bloomberg Philanthropies
• Clean Energy Trust
• Energy Foundation
• Energy Futures Initiative
• E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)
• The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
• The JPB Foundation
• Nathan Cummings Foundation
• National Association of State Energy Officials
• National Energy Management Institute
• The Solar Foundation
Peer review of the report and the underlying methodology was performed by:
• Dr. Robert Pollin, Co-Director, University of Massachusetts,
Political Economy Research Institute
• Dr. James Barrett, Visiting Fellow,
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
Photography courtesy of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers