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Washington Examiner Daily on Energy: Speaking of Jobs

Posted by Josh Siegel and Abby Smith on Apr 12, 2021

Washington Examiner highlighted AEE’s Electrifying Illinois: Economic Potential of Growing Electric Transportation report in their Daily On Energy newsletter. Read an excerpt below and the full newsletter here.

SPEAKING OF JOBS: Jobs related to electric transportation could nearly double by 2024 in Illinois, a state particularly well positioned to benefit from boosting the nation’s EV manufacturing capacity and R&D spending on clean energy.Illinois employed roughly 5,200 workers in 2019 in businesses tied to electrifying transportation, and that number could increase to 9,500 by 2024, according to a report released this morning by the clean energy business group Advanced Energy Economy.

Two-thirds of the current jobs are in manufacturing, which will continue to play a growing role, the report said. The report calls on policymakers in Illinois to accelerate growth by setting an EV adoption goal in the state of 1.2 million vehicles by 2030, establishing a tax credit for EV supply-chain companies that relocate to Illinois, and building a network of public charging stations.

Read the full newsletter here.

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