The Top 50 metro areas for clean jobs now employ 1.8 million workers in clean energy technologies, accounting for more than one out of every two clean energy jobs in the country – which alone outnumbers the fossil fuel industry by around 700,000.
These are Americans who go to work each day making downtown skyscrapers more energy efficient; manufacturing Energy Star appliances and clean vehicles; installing solar panels on urban warehouses and suburban homes.
Unsurprisingly, the country’s biggest metropolitan areas – New York and Los Angeles – have the most clean energy workers. But smaller and mid-sized metro areas across every region in the continental US – such as Detroit, San Diego, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Phoenix, and Atlanta – all rank high on the list.
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