Massachusetts Sees Big Growth In Clean Energy Jobs

Posted by NAW Staff on August 16, 2012 No Comments
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Massachusetts' clean energy economy grew by 11.2% from July 2011 to July 2012 and now employs 71,523 people at 4,995 clean energy firms across the commonwealth, finds a new report released by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).

According to the report, which was prepared by BW Research Partnership on behalf of MassCEC, this growth outpaced that of the overall economy nearly 10 times over, and the trend is expected to continue. The survey found that employers are optimistic about the coming year and expect to hire more workers in 2013. Clean energy continues to maintain its place as one of the commonwealth's major industries, representing 1.7% of the total Massachusetts workforce, the report adds.

The survey found a large number of firms in varied industries – ranging from construction and manufacturing to research and development – reporting activity and employment in the clean energy sector. Additionally, the report identified a large number of companies that do not necessarily identify themselves as clean energy companies first, but directly engage in activities related to the clean energy cluster.

For the purposes of the report, a clean energy firm is defined as an employer engaged in whole or in part in providing goods and services related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative transportation and carbon management. Clean energy workers are defined as spending at least a portion of their time supporting the clean energy aspects of their businesses.

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Massachusetts Sees Big Growth In Clean Energy Jobs

Posted by NAW Staff on October 19, 2011 No Comments
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The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has announced that there has been significant growth in the Massachusetts clean energy economy, which now employs more than 64,000 people, according to the recently released 2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report.

The report identified 4,909 clean energy companies across the state that saw a 6.7% increase in jobs from July 2010 to July 2011. Among these companies, an employment growth rate of 15.2% is expected from July 2011 to July 2012.

The survey found a large number of firms in varied industries – ranging from construction and manufacturing to research and development – reporting activity and employment in the clean energy sector. In addition, the report identified many companies that do not necessarily identify themselves as clean energy companies first, but directly engage in activities related to the clean energy cluster – showing that clean energy penetrates numerous sectors of the Massachusetts economy.

The report was prepared by BW Research Partnership on behalf of MassCEC. For the purposes of the report, a clean energy firm is defined as a company directly involved with researching, developing, producing, manufacturing, distributing or implementing components, goods or services related to renewable energy, energy efficiency or conservation, smart grid, energy storage, carbon management, and/or electric or hybrid vehicles.

BW Research Partnership administered surveys online and by telephone to a list of employers known to be engaged in the clean energy industry, as well as to a representative, clustered, random sample of companies from the North American Industry Classification System industries identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as being potentially related to the renewable energy, energy efficiency and alternative transportation sectors.

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