Alternative Energy Jobs

Substantial job growth for Cleveland can result from a focus on renewable energy. Renewable energy creates four times as many jobs per megawatt than natural gas and 40% more jobs per dollar invested than coal-fired plants. For the purposes of this indicator, alternative energy includes: biomass, solar, wind, other renewables, energy efficiency, bioenergy, alternative fuels, advanced energy and alternative vehicles. As of 2012, there were 31,224 alternative energy jobs in Ohio, with 7,175 jobs in Northeast Ohio. These pie charts show Ohio's alternative energy employment statistics by region and by technology.

Source: State of Ohio: Ohio Alternative Energy Job Survey Analysis, February 2013

 

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