Last month saw the release of the first Clean Energy Industry Report for the state of Connecticut, which assesses the state’s clean energy jobs. The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Connecticut Green Bank, and other partners jointly produced the report, which finds that more than 44,000 people, an increase of 9.1% from 2015, made up the clean energy workforce in Connecticut in 2019. In total, clean energy jobs accounted for 2.6% of all jobs and a gross state product of $6.5B in 2019.
The report also includes sector-by-sector analyses, a section on the impacts of COVID-19, and a look at specific human capital-related topics including training and workforce demographics.
Connecticut DEEP held a public webinar late last month to discuss the report. In a press statement, Deputy Commissioner for Energy Vicki Hackett commented that DEEP “remains laser-focused on what lies ahead for COVID-19 recovery and [is] working hard to enable a quick comeback for this industry that will sustain our progress in reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in an affordable, equitable, and economically beneficial fashion.”