The BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) released an updated map of the clean economy supply chain in the United States. The map features 1,156 U.S.-based facilities engaged in the production of the final clean energy products or the manufacturing of critical components for each supply chain. With electric vehicles (EV) and EV charging, rail, and electrolyzers added to the dataset, there are now nine clean economy supply chains represented on the map:
- battery and energy storage;
- efficient buildings;
- electric grid;
- EVs and EV charging;
- offshore wind;
- onshore wind;
- rail; and
- solar photovoltaic (PV).
“Federal investments like the Inflation Reduction Act are working to grow our domestic supply chains for clean energy,” said BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Jason Walsh. “These investments are creating jobs and opportunity across the country. But, we can do more to create the clean energy supply chains we need here at home. This map is a powerful resource that can reveal the most critical gaps and opportunities in our supply chains.”
The top five states for clean economy manufacturing on the map are California, Texas, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
“The more we build up the U.S. clean economy the right way the more good-paying manufacturing jobs there will be for our communities,” added Walsh. “Companies should be establishing facilities with strong labor and environmental standards—plants that employ workers with good pay, safe working conditions, health and retirement benefits, and job security that will establish the generational wealth needed to sustain a family. That’s the road to true prosperity for all.”