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Greeley Tribune: Report: Advanced energy jobs expected to grow 8 percent in Colorado

Posted by Trevor Reid on Aug 19, 2018

This article from The Greeley Tribune covered the release of AEE’s recently revealed Colorado Jobs fact sheet. The article quotes AEE's J.R. Tolbert, vice president for state policy at Advanced Energy. Link to the full article here. Link to the press release for the facts sheet here. See excerpts below:

More than 62,000 Coloradans are employed by advanced energy operations, a number advocates expect to grow in 2018.

Advanced Energy Economy, a national advanced energy advocacy group of business leaders, released findings earlier this month that 62,800 Coloradans work in advanced energy, which includes hybrid vehicles, natural gas-fueled trucks, high-capacity wind turbines, solar installations, hydro and nuclear power and energy storage. Across the U.S., about 3.4 million people work in advanced energy, according to the report.

In 2018, advanced energy is expected to generate more than 5,000 additional jobs in Colorado. In the same year, the industry will generate about 238,000 additional jobs nationwide, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics and Advanced Energy and BW Research’s analysis of the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report.

"The next governor has an opportunity to further expand this market and create even more jobs to keep our economy humming, while producing secure, clean affordable energy for Colorado,” Tolbert said in a news release.

Link to the full TGT article here

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