E2 Report on Clean Jobs America 2020

E2’s 2020 Clean Jobs America report details the sheer size of this important employment sector, the troubles it is currently facing due to COVID-19 and how focusing recovery policies on clean energy can get America’s economy humming again—quickly and for the long run. Before the COVID-19 crisis, nearly 3.4 million Americans worked in clean energy— solar, wind, energy efficiency, clean vehicles, and more, according to this new analysis. For perspective, that’s more people than worked as school teachers or farmers or real estate brokers in our country, and three times as many as worked in fossil fuels. The report also details how COVID-19 hammered the clean energy sector. According to our estimates, more than 106,000 workers are in clean energy-related companies lost their jobs in just the first few weeks after the pandemic began.