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Denver Post: "Efficiency" Jobs Make Up 22% of Colorado's Energy Sector, New Report Says

Posted by Judith Kohler on Sep 21, 2019

The Denver Post referenced AEE's Colorado Jobs Report in its coverage of energy efficient jobs in the state per E2's report (which draws from same jobs data set AEE used.). Read excerpts below and the entire Denver Post story here (sub. req.). 

The number of Coloradans working in energy efficiency grew by 7.2% in 2018 and they now make up 22 percent of the state’s energy workers, a new report says. The report released Monday said energy efficiency is the fastest-growing segment in the U.S. energy field, employing more than 2.3 million nationwide and 34,342 in Colorado.

The report, “Energy Efficiency Jobs in America,” is by the national business group E2, or Environmental Entrepreneurs, and E4TheFuture, which promotes residential clean energy and sustainable resource use to address climate change. There are more than 360,000 energy efficiency businesses operating across the U.S., including 6,105 in Colorado, according to the report. Of the Colorado businesses, 48 percent employ one to five people...

Another recent report said the number of what it calls advanced energy jobs in Colorado increased 4% last year to 65,440 and are expected to increase 9% this year. The report by Advanced Energy Economy, a national trade organization, said there are 3.5 million advanced energy jobs nationwide. They include ones in renewable energy, energy efficiency, electrified transportation and biofuels.

Read the entire Denver Post story here.

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