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Recently, the Clean Jobs Midwest Report revealed that Minnesota was home to more than 59,000 clean energy workers, and those jobs were growing at a rate twice as fast as overall job growth in the state.
Emergent renewable energy sources tend to get the spotlight when the conversation turns to sustainability, but old-fashioned conservation is still a major prong in reducing consumers’ carbon footprints.
Minnesota’s cities are leading the push towards 100 percent renewable energy — but its investor-owned utilities like Xcel Energyand Minnesota Power have some catching up to do.
Minnesota is a leader in the Midwest for the growth of clean energy jobs, employing more than 59,000 workers from every county across the state.
The new clean energy economy provides over four times more jobs in the Great Lakes region than the fossil fuel and nuclear power industries, according to EWG’s analysis of recent reports.
The born-again, century-old “Old Main Heating Plant” on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota is a proxy for a greener Minnesota’s economy.
The Republican tax bill handed windfalls to virtually every major corporation in the country—while trying to slash investment credits for renewables, only to be thwarted by members of his own party.
The clean energy industry continues to strengthen in Minnesota, now accounting for 2 percent of total jobs in the state. As of the end of 2017, there were 59,079 clean energy industry workers in Minnesota, a 2.6 percent rise on the year before.
The world invested almost $280 billion last year on renewable energy projects. A new study says the Midwest can generate 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2050, with today's technology. And a survey has nailed down the best language to use when talking about climate change.
Six years ago, IPS Solar in Roseville had just four employees. Today, it has more than 40 and expects to keep growing.