BlueGreen Alliance Statement on 2018 Energy and Employment Report
The Energy Futures Initiative and National Association of State Energy Officials today released the results of their 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report, finding sustained job growth in energy efficiency and underscoring the importance of tracking and spurring good jobs across the industry.
In response, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Kim Glas:
“The 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report underscores what environmentalists and labor unions have known for years: the clean economy presents a significant opportunity to grow and sustain jobs here in the United States. We were particularly excited to see the creation of 67,000 jobs in the energy efficiency sector in 2017 with hundreds of thousands more projected in 2018, as well as growth in other important energy sectors.
“The report illustrates the need that we continue to enact policies and make investments that will grow American jobs and improve job quality in critical emerging energy sectors producing cleaner energy, making our appliances, buildings, and infrastructure more energy efficient, and improving the fuel economy of our vehicles. We must also seize this opportunity to ensure jobs in the clean economy are quality jobs, with fair wages and benefits and safe and healthy workplaces.”