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North American Clean Energy: More Illinois Workers in Advanced Energy Than in Supermarkets & Groceries, Twice Those in Real Estate

Posted by NACE Staff on Sep 17, 2020

North American Clean Energy reported on AEE's recent Illinois job report, quoting Daniel Bloom. Read excerpts below and the entire North American Clean Energy piece here.

National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reported the latest employment data in a new fact sheet showing that Illinois had 137,300 people working in advanced energy in 2019. This represents more workers than those in Supermarkets & Grocery Stores (113,686) and more than twice those in Real Estate (58,810).  Nationwide, there were 3.6 million advanced energy workers...

The largest jobs segments were Energy Efficiency with 91,000 workers, which grew 2%, and Advanced Electricity Generation employing 25,300.  Growth was led by Solar Energy (11%), Fuel Cell Vehicles (10%), Energy Efficient Materials (6%), Energy Storage (5%), Corn Ethanol (3%), and Hybrid Electric and Natural Gas Vehicles (both up 3%).

“With nearly 140,000 advanced energy workers in Illinois, advanced energy is now a significant segment of our state’s workforce and economy,” said Daniel Bloom, Policy Principal with AEE.  “Considering employer expectations of growth going into 2020, advanced energy is poised to help drive economic growth in the future, attracting investment and creating thousands of good jobs...”

“As Illinois legislators answer Governor Pritzker’s call to transition to cleaner and more economic energy resources, advanced energy technologies present a range of market competitive solutions, including renewables, energy storage, energy efficiency, and electric transportation,” said Bloom...

Read the entire North American Clean Energy piece here.

Topics: AEE In The News