August 17

Report: In July, Clean Energy Employment Gains Slowed to a Crawl

By Lisa Martine Jenkins

Clean energy’s ongoing recovery from the coronavirus pandemic has essentially stagnated, with the U.S. sector adding just 3,200 jobs in July after more considerable gains in June, according to the latest research from BW Research Partnership Inc.

Overall losses still hover above half a million jobs as the country lurches to a slow restart amid continued economic- and pandemic-related uncertainty, Wednesday’s report indicates. Factoring in the June and July gains, the report estimates the country’s overall clean energy job losses since the beginning of the pandemic to be 511,080.

Photo courtesy of Karsten Würth.

Source: Morning Consult (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Energy, Environment