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2017 Clean Energy Jobs Report

Now 15,305 jobs strong, Rhode Island's clean energy economy continues to demonstrate robust economic growth. Since 2014, clean energy employment in the Ocean State has grown by an impressive 66 percent and 11 percent over just this past year. Over the last 12 months, 82 percent of employment growth, or roughly 1,300 jobs, can be attributed to newly created positions all across the Ocean State.

To download the Clean Energy Jobs At-A-Glance infographic, please click here.

To view the Clean Energy Jobs At-A-Glance video, please click here.

Additional highlights from the report:

  • Nearly half of all clean energy firms report that installation, maintenance, or repair is their primary value chain activity. Installation firms grew employment by 16 percent over the last 12 months.
  • Energy efficiency remains the largest portion of the state‚Äôs clean energy employment. It accounts for 59 percent of all clean energy jobs, or almost 9,000 workers.
  • Trade firms reported a 32 percent employment growth, as the number of employers that reported primarily in-state suppliers increased by 11 percentage points.



Rhode Island Clean Energy Industry Report in the News:

Rhode Island Public Radio Interview with Rhode Island Office of the Energy Resources Commissioner, Carol Grant, about the 2017 Clean Jobs report. Audio and transcript:

For further information about the Clean Energy Jobs Report, please contact:

Shauna Beland
Office of Energy Resources

Archived Reports

2016 Clean Energy Jobs Report

2015 Clean Energy Jobs Report