Clean Energy Projects Create Jobs
By Regan Templeton
A new report says Texas companies gained more than 1,600 new “clean energy” jobs this year. The report by Environmental Entrepreneurs ranked Texas tenth in the nation for creating clean energy jobs.The jobs are primarily in construction and include building wind turbines, installing solar panels and updating buildings to be more energy efficient.
Bob Keefe, a spokesman for Environmental Entrepreneurs, said that in addition to creating jobs, clean energy projects are reducing energy costs and dependence on fossil fuels.
“These clean energy jobs are creating a cleaner, better environment that helps not only Americans’ health, but our environment in general all across the country,” Keefe said.
Keefe says more than 130 clean-energy projects around the nation could help produce upwards of 46,000 jobs next year.