Clean Energy is Powering American Jobs

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Clean energy infrastructure means jobs. With over 415,000 Americans already working in wind, solar and energy storage across America, action on infrastructure will continue Powering American Jobs and help meet our climate targets.

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A clean power future will jumpstart America’s next-generation workforce. Learn more in this new study.

Investing in a clean energy future creates American jobs.

America has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in the energy infrastructure and workforce we need to accelerate our clean energy future.

With over 415,000 Americans already working in wind, solar and energy storage across America, action on energy infrastructure and policy certainty for clean energy deployment will continue Powering American Jobs and help meet our climate targets. We cannot afford to miss the moment.

The clean energy industry provides good-paying jobs in all 50 states

The wind, solar, and energy storage workforce is active across all 50 states and are some of the fastest growing occupations in the country – wind technicians are the country’s #1 fastest growing role, and solar installers are #3. Clean energy workers make 30 percent more than the national median wage, ensuring that they have access to good-paying jobs that support them and their families.

Policies that drive investment in clean energy infrastructure will create more jobs and opportunities for Americans

The clean energy sector workforce is expected to significantly grow to over 1 million by 2030. Stable and predictable policies will allow the rapid development of job-creating clean energy projects across the country. American workers would benefit greatly from the increased investment and deployment of solar, wind, and energy storage. These policies would create an additional 500,000 – 600,000 jobs across 35 different occupations – especially in construction, manufacturing, and operations and maintenance roles. Reaching our nation’s offshore wind goal of 30 gigawatts of U.S. offshore wind by 2030 will create 83,000 new American jobs. Many of the jobs created by these policies will be concentrated in heavily unionized sectors, furthering cementing clean energy as a leader in this country for a unionized workforce.

Upgrading our energy infrastructure will reclaim America’s leadership role on the world stage

To remain competitive on the world stage, America needs an infrastructure and workforce that’s ready to handle the needs of the 21st-century. The work underway in Congress on infrastructure and long-term policies that would drive clean energy deployment put us on a path to build a clean infrastructure system that will be the envy of the world.

Hear from the current clean power workforce across America

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Clean energy provides jobs for more than 415,000 Americans.

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Industry momentum combined with supportive policies and regulations could deliver over 1 million clean energy jobs by 2030.

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Reaching 30 GW of U.S. offshore wind by 2030 will create 83,000 new American offshore wind jobs.

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Clean energy will support nearly 200,000 domestic manufacturing jobs by 2030.

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The clean power industry employs Americans across all 50 states.

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Building, operating, and maintaining an offshore wind farm requires 74 different types of occupations.

Clean energy is powering American jobs nationwide

Hear from the American workforce

Wind, solar, and energy storage provide over 415,000 Americans with steady, good-paying jobs throughout the country. Hear why clean power workers in the field believe updating our nation’s infrastructure will bring even more clean energy jobs and opportunity for Americans nationwide.

We're powering American jobs in Arizona

For Sergio Loya, solar energy means clean power, but it also means good-paying, steady jobs, like his in Arizona.

We're powering American jobs in Nevada

Clean energy supports 14,000 jobs and powers nearly 700,000 homes in Nevada. Action on clean energy infrastructure can create more good-paying American jobs and power more homes in The Silver State.

We're powering American jobs in West Virginia

Efforts underway to upgrade our aging infrastructure will create more good-paying, clean energy jobs for Americans like West Virginian Ryan Whitt. Hear his Powering American Jobs story.

We're powering American jobs in Louisiana

Upgrading our infrastructure will mean more jobs and more clean, reliable energy across America. Hear why Louisiana farmer Dutcher Jumonville believes action on infrastructure will boost his local economy.

Clean energy supports 3,100 jobs and powers 2.3 million homes in Kansas. Action on clean energy infrastructure can create more good-paying American jobs and power more homes in The Sunflower State.

We're powering American jobs in Utah

Utah wind turbine worker Sean Rowley believes that infrastructure means good, high-paying jobs for Utah, and more energy independence for America. Hear his Powering American Jobs story.

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From wind technicians to engineers, finance professionals and crew transfer ship captains, clean power jobs span a variety of career occupations. Browse our Careers in Clean Energy jobs board to learn more about the types of jobs that are available right now.

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