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Report: Over 80,000 Washingtonians now work in clean energy industry


Last updated 10/18/2018 at Noon

Nearly 83,000 Washington state residents now work in clean energy, putting the state in the Top 10 in the country for renewable energy employment and making it one of the biggest in the country for energy efficiency jobs.

According to a new report from the national nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), 82,859 Washington residents work in clean energy. That makes the sector – which includes renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean vehicles and fuels and other industries – a bigger employer than Boeing, Microsoft or Amazon.

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