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. Between 2012-2017, there has been a 7% increase of green jobs in Northeast Ohio. The below chart shows Ohio's alternative energy employment statistics by region and by technology.