Gov Shumlin: Clean Energy is Working for Vermont

New Industry Report Shows Clean Energy Jobs Up 6% since 2014

Gov. Shumlin: Clean Energy is Working in Vermont

Clean energy jobs are growing fast in Vermont. Yesterday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin released the 2015 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report, and the results are very good news for the Green Mountain State.  The study found that:

  • Vermont's industry supports 16,231 clean energy workers at 2,519 establishments;
  • Clean energy jobs were up by 6.2% since the 2014 report;
  • 49% of the clean energy workforce is in energy efficiency;
  • 81% of establishments have 10 or fewer clean energy workers;
  • Employers are bullish, projecting another year of 6.2% job growth

In an announcement of the report, Governor Shumlin praised his state's clean energy progress: "The clean energy economy isn't just supporting good-paying jobs for Vermonters. It's also helping to drive down electricity rates – Customers of Vermont's largest utility, Green Mountain Power, are set to see a rate decrease next year for the second consecutive year. And of course our move to a cleaner energy future is helping to combat climate change and make our planet livable for future generations. Clean energy: Good for Vermont. Good for jobs. And good for the planet," he said. 

To read Governor Shumlin's press announcement and link to the full report, visit: http://governor.vermont.gov/cleanenergyjobsreport.

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Kevin Doyle

Kevin is Principal of Green Economy and Co-Chair of the Clean Energy Council's Workforce Development Group.