Colorado green jobs growing twice as fast as other jobs

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Jobs in Colorado’s clean energy economy grew more than twice as fast as overall jobs between 1998 and 2007, according to the Pew Charitable Trust.

In its The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs study, Pew conducted national count of the jobs, companies and venture capital investments that supply the demand for environmentally friendly products and services.

Jobs in Colorado’s clean energy economy grew at a rate of 18.2 percent, while Colorado jobs overall grew by 8.2 percent.

Nationally, jobs in the clean energy economy grew at a rate of 9.1 percent while jobs overall grew by only 3.7 percent, between 1998 and 2007.

The report said that Colorado is poised for even more growth, based on its early adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency standards which, in turn, has created an increased market for clean energy generation and energy efficiency products.