Much attention is now given to America’s need to rebuild its economy and shift the nation’s energy to a low-carbon, more secure supply. The renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors can provide quality, long-term jobs that remain in the United States and help communities transition away from fossil fuel-intensive industries. Jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency will provide income for many who have lost their jobs, and return the United States to a leadership role in the global fight against climate change. Recent energy legislation, such as the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-140), as well as in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5), include provisions for new jobs that support a clean energy economy. This fact sheet provides information about the quantity and variety of current and projected clean energy jobs available in the United States and throughout the world.
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