Clean Energy Jobs Continue to Rebound in 2021, Recovering Nearly 75 Percent of Jobs Lost During Pandemic
Washington, D.C. – Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) president Lisa Jacobson offered the following statement in response to the release of the 2022 U.S. Energy & Employment Report (USEER):
“The rebound of clean energy jobs in 2021 is part of the overall U.S. economic recovery and shows strong demand for clean energy technologies, products and services.
“Despite supply chain challenges and trade disruptions, clean energy sectors support over 3.2 million jobs and have the potential for significant expansion.”
The USEER shows that nearly 75 percent of clean energy jobs lost during the severe lockdowns of the pandemic in 2020 have been restored. This outpaced job growth in other energy sectors. Energy efficiency jobs were the largest segment of the clean energy workforce prior to the pandemic and continued that trend in 2021, representing 2.1 million jobs.
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June 29, 2022
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