Energy efficiency is an economic powerhouse that is creating new jobs all across the country–jobs that cannot be outsourced abroad. Energy efficiency in the U.S. now sustains more than 2.3 million jobs in construction, manufacturing, insulation, lighting, heating and cooling, and other areas.* The growth has far outpaced other sectors: there are now as many energy efficiency workers as there are waitstaff in bars and restaurants, and nearly twice as many employed in energy efficiency as in law enforcement.
Energy Efficiency Jobs in America (2018; E2 and E4TheFuture) revealed that energy efficiency:
- Employs workers in 3,000 of America’s 3,007 counties (99.7%)
- Employs more than 300,000 in rural areas
- Accounts for more than 1 out of every 6 U.S. construction workers
- Represented half of all energy sector job growth in 2017
A new edition of Energy Efficiency Jobs in America will be issued in September 2019.
Learn more about overall clean energy jobs in the U.S. by reading E2 report.