Clean Energy Jobs Surging in Illinois
By JoshMogerman in News on Mar 22, 2014 8:00PM
Windmill Land! [Duane Rapp]
All that action means jobs. Lots of them.
That’s more folks than all of Illinois’ accountants and real estate professionals combined. That’s more than a lot of the companies in the Fortune 100, including Apple and Royal Dutch Shell.
Those folks work in energy efficiency businesses installing smart lighting and HVAC systems (work that accounts for about 62 percent of the jobs), as well as renewable energy. (21 percents of the jobs involve wind, solar and geothermal energy projects).
The full study and associated interactives are online. They draw a compelling picture of a rapidly expanding industry that is changing how we should be thinking of Illinois’ energy landscape.