Rhode Island Report: Clean energy jobs up 72 percent since 2014

Source: By The Associated Press • Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A report released by Gov. Gina Raimondo shows jobs linked to clean energy in Rhode Island are up 72 percent since 2014.

The 2018 Rhode Island Clean Energy Industry report says there have been 6,650 new clean energy jobs created in the past four years, bringing the total in the clean energy sector to 15,800.

The governor says she expects the new state’s new offshore wind farm project to create more than 1,000 additional jobs in everything from construction to manufacturing.

The report, released Friday, says the area of energy efficiency accounts for about 59 percent of all clean energy jobs, or over 9,300 workers. It says the largest employment growth in the sector came in engineering, research and professional services.