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Posted - 09/09/2014
E2 Clean Energy Jobs Report
E2 - Environmental Entrepreneurs Bob Keefe, E2 Executive Director, gives Invoking the Pause an update on their latest quarterly clean energy jobs report, which really illustrates how E2 continues to use what has become one of their signature advocacy tools to drive smart policies that will cut carbon pollution, increase renewable energy/energy efficiency and address climate change.
Last Thursday, E2 released our second quarter jobs report that shows clean energy and clean transportation job announcements doubled in the second quarter from the previous quarter.
We timed the release to coincide with Labor Day, and we designed it specifically to attract press attention to our two biggest issues: the federal Clean Power Plan and the defense of AB 32 in California.
In our press materials, on a press conference call and elsewhere, we made the case that good policies such as AB 32 and state renewable portfolio standards were key to clean energy job growth. We then pointed out how this was only the beginning of the type of jobs growth that proactive states could see with strong implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan, which is designed to cut carbon pollution at existing power plants and increase renewable energy and energy efficiency.
To make the case for the defense of AB 32, we turned to three great E2 members in California – Nancy Floyd, founder and managing director of venture capital firm Nth Power; John Cheney, founder of renewables company Silverado Power and Jon Foster, CFO of energy efficiency software company Nexant. On our national press conference call, which attracted more than 15 outlets, including reporters from the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Energy Guardian, our speakers discussed how AB 32 was creating certainty in the market for clean energy in California and how the federal Clean Power Plan would also create market certainty that will continue to drive clean energy job growth all across America.
The resulting press coverage was extensive. So far we’ve seen about 60+ stories about our report in print, radio, television and on the Web, and countless tweets and re-tweets. Combined, these stories help make the case that good policies – whether AB 32, RPSes or the Clean Power Plan – are good for the economy and for the environment. We’ll also make sure to share these stories with lawmakers who are crucial to these policies.
Please see here for the Q2 full report. See here for the national and state press release and press call recording and see here for my Huffington Post blog about the report.
And please see below for a sampling of press coverage. Thanks in advance for doing what you can to help spread the word via Twitter, FB, email, semaphore, smoke signal etc.


The States Adding The Most Clean Jobs Right Now (Forbes)
Clean energy jobs return, but at reduced pace (Energy Guardian)
Solar Companies Lead Clean-Energy Job Creation -- Market Talk (Dow Jones Newswire).
Where the future jobs are today  (Central Valley Business Times, Calif.)
Report: 3,000 green energy jobs announced in California (Riverside, CA Desert Sun)
Az leads nation in clean-energy job growth (Tucson Sentinel AZ)
Michigan 3rd in nation for creating clean-energy jobs in 2nd quarter (Crain’s Detroit Business)
N.C. ranks 10th for jobs in proposed clean-energy projects announced in Q2 (Charlotte Business Journal and Triad Business Journal)
Renewable-energy project gives state fastest clean-energy job growth (KTAR News Radio – Phoenix)
MI Ranks Well With Clean Energy Jobs (WATZ radio – Michigan)
Michigan ranked third in nation for clean energy jobs (WNDU – Lansing MI)
Arizona Tops List of Clean-Energy Job Creating States (KNAU – Arizona)

Clean energy jobs growing and paying more (USA Today via The Street – features E2 NY chapter director Ron Kamen)
Clean energy jobs rising fast in Mass.  (WWLP News 22 evening news – Springfield, MA)
Clean Energy Jobs Growing and Paying More. See Where. (Yahoo News via The Street)
Clean Energy Jobs Growing and Paying More. (The Tennessean via The Street)
Other local television:
WZZM News 13 – Grand Rapids, MI
WLNS 6 News – Lansing, MI
Good Morning Arizona (Ch. 3) - Phoenix
What's working this Labor Day weekend? Clean energy jobs ( – jobs board article)
Electric Vehicles: Industry adds 2,000 U.S. jobs in Q2  (Greenwire)
Report: Clean Energy Jobs Doubled in 2nd Quarter in U.S. (Penn Energy News)
Clean Energy Jobs Surge Just In Time for Labor Day (DeSmog Blog)
Green Job Openings More Than Double in the Second Quarter of 2014 (Triple Pundit)
Clean Energy Jobs 2nd Quarter Potential And Growth Depicted On Website (CleanTechnica)
New Clean Energy Jobs Report Something to Celebrate This Labor Day  (Huffington Post – Bob Keefe blog)
Clean job announcements increased in 2014's second quarter  (MRINetwork – online employment website)