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E2 Webinar: Clean Energy Jobs in America 2019

Clean energy now employs about 3.3 million Americans.

That’s more Americans than work as school teachers, as waiters and waitresses - and about three times as many Americans than work in oil, gas, coal and other fossil fuel industries.

Please join E2 to learn about the findings of the recently released 2019 US Energy Employment Report (USEER) and E2’s new 2019 Clean Jobs America report, which is based on the USEER findings.

In addition to learning about state rankings and industry breakdowns for jobs in renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean vehicles, energy storage and other sectors, you’ll learn new details about demographics and salary information for these positions, along with hiring predictions and other relevant information.

We’ll also discuss the importance of state and federal policies to keep these jobs growing, and how E2 is using this data to help advance policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment on Capitol Hill and in state capitals across the country.


David Foster
Distinguished Associate,
Energy Futures Initiative (USEER co-author)

Philip Jordan
Vice President & Principal,
BW Research Partnership (USEER co-author)

Pat Stanton
Director of Policy,
E4 The Future

Moderated by Bob Keefe, E2 Executive Director

About the Speakers:

Philip Jordan is the executive director of the Economic Advancement Research Institute and the vice president of BW Research Partnership. Phil has authored numerous reports, including national solar labor market studies, regional renewable energy and green construction analyses, and comprehensive reports on industry clusters from healthcare to technology. He previously served the director of the San Diego and Imperial Region Center of Excellence, where he provided training and skill gap analysis to the nine community colleges in his region. His research focused primarily on healthcare, information and communications technologies, and green industries. Prior to managing the Center, Phil was a consultant for Mass Insight, a private consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts, and was an Associate at Bingham McCutchen where he practiced real estate, environmental, and aviation law. Phil lives in Massachusetts and has offices in Wrentham, MA and Carlsbad, CA.

 David Foster served as Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz from 2014-2017 on energy, environmental, climate, economic development, workforce development and labor relations issues. During that period he designed and implemented the creation of the Department of Energy’s Jobs Strategy Council, an initiative that linked the department’s technical and financial resources to a wide group of external stakeholders including state and local governments, private sector energy and manufacturing businesses, non-profits, academic institutions, and labor unions. Prior to working at the DOE, Dave served as the founding Executive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance (BGA), a strategic partnership of 14 of America’s most important unions and environmental organizations with a combined membership of 14.5 million. Dave has spoken extensively on the subjects of climate change, economic development and the transition to a low carbon economy to audiences of business, labor, environmental and government policy makers around the world.

Pat Stanton is a nationally recognized, award-winning expert in regulatory policy analysis and advocacy who works tirelessly to improve public policies related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and the full range of demand resources. Among other initiatives, she is leading E4TheFuture's Faces of EE campaign. Prior to E4TheFuture she served as policy advocacy lead at CSG (2003-2015) and led a consulting service for Clean Energy Markets participants. Before CSG, she was Deputy Commissioner at Massachusetts Dept. of Energy Resources (DOER). Pat earned master’s degrees from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government (Public Administration) and MIT (Civil Engineering). She is also a power knitter and a cyclist in the American Lung Association’s Trek Across Maine the past few years.

Bob Keefe is E2’s Executive Director, overseeing E2’s work across the country and coordinating E2’s staff and chapters stretching from Boston to San Diego. Bob speaks regularly about the economic benefits of smart environmental policies; the clean energy economy; jobs and related issues, and has been widely quoted in publications nationwide. Prior to joining E2 in 2011, Bob spent more than 20 years as a political, business and environmental journalist. 

Earlier Event: March 18
E2 Webinar: The Clean Energy Jobs Act
Later Event: March 25
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