The clean energy industry is a dynamic and growing sector, employing over 104,000 people in the state. Clean Jobs Illinois affirms that the state’s clean energy industry is a significant employer and an economic engine with tremendous potential for continued growth. To ensure the continued growth of clean energy jobs in Illinois, we need to raise our standards with a policy environment that provides business certainty, encourages competitiveness and enables small business to innovate and grow.
Clean Energy Trust, in coordination with The Joyce Foundation, Energy Foundation, NRDC, ELPC, and E2, developed Clean Jobs Illinois to tell the story of the state’s clean energy sector. Survey research for this report was conducted by BW Research Partnership, a national leader in workforce and economic development research.