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Until last year, Minnesota had year-over-year clean-energy job growth since it started being tracked in 2015 by the Clean Jobs Midwest Report. Despite a steep job decline when the pandemic first hit, the sector bounced back in the second half of 2020 with a 10% increase in job growth — twice as fast as overall state job growth. In fact, Duluth is home to 1,632 clean-energy jobs.
Minnesota’s clean energy workforce is more diverse than the broader state economy. And more jobs are coming in fields like energy production, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and green construction. But workers of color need more access to training and pathways to higher-paying careers.
The pandemic drove employment in Minnesota’s renewable energy and conservation businesses down 10% to 55,329 last year, disrupting several years of double-digit growth.
Walz said, “By supporting the growth of clean energy jobs, we are not only boosting our economy, but also protecting our environment and Minnesota’s future. This report proves that we can have a clean future while creating jobs at the same time. Minnesota workers have the ingenuity and dedication needed to pioneer the green energy economy and bring us into the future.”
Minnesota lost more than 6,400 sustainable energy jobs in 2020 — a decline of about 10%, according to a report released Wednesday.
Host Cathy Wurzer spoke Tuesday with Gregg Mast, the executive director of Clean Energy Economy Minnesota, about the nonprofit’s work helping businesses across Minnesota move toward clean energy initiatives.
A new accelerator headquartered in Minneapolis will offer funding and guidance to Minnesota energy startups, with a specific focus on technologies for colder climates.
Grid Catalyst, one of the first Midwest clean-energy business accelerators, will have its inaugural class of startups this fall.
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