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Clean energy provides Nebraska jobs

The Grand Island Independent

LINCOLN — More than 18,400 Nebraska residents now work in clean energy industries in 92 out of 93 counties in the state, according to a new analysis of energy jobs data from Clean Energy Trust and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). Nebraska’s clean energy workforce now employs more than 5 times as many people than all the computer programmers and web developers in the state, according to Department of Labor Employment Statistics. Read more here.

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Nebraska 8th in clean energy jobs growth in third quarter

Photo: Business Wire

Photo: Business Wire

In the third quarter of 2015, Nebraska was 8th among states for the number of clean energy job announcements (365), according to a report just released by the nonprofit, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

The states in the top ten, in order of ranking, are: Utah, California, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Maine, Nebraska, Mississippi, and North Dakota. Nebraska ranked 10th for clean energy job announcements in Environmental Entrepreneurs’ Q2 2015 Report.

Clean Energy Works For Us: Q3 2015 Jobs Report (PDF)

For additional details, including state-by-state breakdowns and more clean energy jobs stories, visit www.cleanenergyworksforus.org or contact Jeff Benzak at jeff@e2.org

Environmental Entrepreneurs’ Video on YouTube

Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. The nonprofit provides an independent, nonpartisan resource for understanding the business perspective on environmental issues. Working with business, environmental and non-traditional allies, E2 helps shape state and national environmental policy that builds economic prosperity.

Nebraska 10th in clean energy job growth in second quarter

A wind turbine outside of Odell generates wind-powered energy through the usage of wind farms. Photo credit: Jenna Vonhofe/Lincoln Journal Star

A wind turbine outside of Odell generates wind-powered energy through the usage of wind farms. Photo credit: Jenna Vonhofe/Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Journal Star  

Nebraska was 10th among states in the growth of “clean energy jobs” during the second quarter, with 365, according to measurements by Environmental Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit.

By tracking job announcements from companies; federal, state and local programs and initiatives; the media; and other sources, Environmental Entrepreneurs’ reports show how and where clean energy and clean transportation work in the United States.

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The other states in the top ten, in order of ranking are: Texas, Nevada, California, Utah, North Carolina, Kansas, Arkansas, Colorado and Virginia (a tie).

CLEAN ENERGY WORKS FOR US: Q2 2015 JOBS REPORT

For more details, including state-by-state breakdowns and more clean energy jobs stories, visit www.cleanenergyworksforus.org or contact Jeff Benzak at jeff@e2.org.

Environmental Entrepreneurs’ Video on YouTube.

Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. The nonprofit provides an independent, nonpartisan resource for understanding the business perspective on environmental issues. Working with business, environmental and non-traditional allies, E2 helps shape state and national environmental policy that builds economic prosperity.