Despite an improving economy, the number of new clean energy jobs nationwide has fallen dramatically through the year as uncertainty about the economy, politics and taxes has weighed on the once strong clean energy job growth, according to data released today by the Environmental Entrepreneurs.
The clean energy industry created more than 10,800 jobs in the third quarter, down from 37,000 new green jobs in the second quarter and 46,000 in the first quarter, according to an analysis by Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national community of business leaders affiliated with the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Texas ranked sixth nationally for the number of new green jobs announced in the quarter (661), up from No. 15 in the previous quarter (with less than 500 jobs created). California was No. 1.