Green collar jobs on the rise
The American Solar Energy Society estimates that as many as one out of four jobs – close to 40 million jobs in the United States – could be tied to renewable energy or energy efficiency industries by 2030.
The organization’s “green collar jobs” report shows that these industries already generate 8.5 million jobs in the U.S., and with help from public policy makers, could continue to grow.
Findings from the study also include:
- In addition to engineering and scientific industries, millions of new jobs will be created in manufacturing, construction, accounting and management
- Renewable energy and energy efficiency industries generate nearly $1 trillion in revenue in the U.S. contributing more than $150 billion in tax revenue at the federal, state and local levels.
- Solar, wind, ethanol and fuel cells are likely to be some of the hottest areas of growth.