Which States Did Best On Clean Energy Jobs?

CEW4US-logo-graphicOn May 22, 2014, the Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) released its closely watched quarterly, state-by-state clean energy and clean transportation jobs report.

In alphabetical order, the top 10 states for clean energy and clean transportation job announcements to be ranked for Q1 2014 are: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, and Texas.

The latest report will be featured on the http://www.CleanEnergyWorksforUS.org Web site, which provides searchable details on growth in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart transportation sectors nationwide.


Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national, non-partisan group of business leaders, investors and others who promote smart environmental policies that drive economic growth. Our members, active in nearly every state in the country, have built or financed more than 1,700 companies that have created more than 570,000 jobs, and manage more than $175 billion in venture and private equity capital. For more information, go to http://www.e2.org/ or http://www.CleanEnergyWorksforUS.org.

So was your state in the Top 10?

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35 Responses to Which States Did Best On Clean Energy Jobs?

  1. Debbie L. says:

    Good post…I sure wish Wisconsin would step up their pace and get in the running for #1. More and more Clean Energy companies are going Green ~ we just need more!

  2. Heidi G says:

    I’m proud to say Missouri made this list! We should all do more for our environment!
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  3. Erin S. says:

    Wow! I didn’t think that MO would make the top ten! Glad they did! Makes me proud of our little state!
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  4. Char W. says:

    This is great news but would be even better if all states got involved, or should I say more involved.

  5. Happy that Kansas and Missouri both made the list. Hope all states work to make this list.
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  6. April says:

    I wish there were more states on this list for sure!!!
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  7. Mitch says:

    I am glad my state is in the top 10. We try to be conscious of taking care of our planet, and I try to teach that to my son!
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  8. Kay Adeola says:

    I live in the UK,It would be good to find out about over here too.
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  9. Sad to see that Massachusetts didn’t make the list. Maybe next year?
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  10. Liz Mays says:

    I’ve lived in several states and none of them made the list. It’s disappointing to see how many states are doing well.
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  11. Sad to see GA didn’t rank, but MO and TX did, which my dad works for in the Natural Gas business. Go, Dad!
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  12. Interesting. I would have never guessed Texas and New York.
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  13. Brandy says:

    That is very interesting, I had no clue that there was even a list like this!
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  14. I never would have thought Texas would be up there. Just because of all of the oil and gas. But, I guess there is a lot of space for wind energy, too!
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  15. Theresa says:

    Indiana didn’t make the cut. Doesn’t surprise me. Driving through Gary is enough to choke anyone!
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  16. Nope! But I sure wish it was.
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  17. Wow- Georgia really have some work to do! We do have a mass transit option- but they could extend the line to benefit more people.
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  18. Impressed to see that Missouri made it on the list. We got something right.
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  19. Rosey says:

    That’s awesome that you shared the list. The Clean Edge ranking for MI was 12.

  20. Christie says:

    Wow, congrats to NY! I predicted the first 3, but NY was definitely a surprise
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  21. Shell says:

    That’s interesting. I want to go check out the full list.
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  22. Brett Martin says:

    Nice to know, thanks for sharing this. I hope my state can “clean it up”.

  23. Oh interesting. Too bad IL didn’t make it.
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  24. Lindsay says:

    Wish Minnesota would have made the list!

  25. Nope…my state didn’t make the list 🙁 Hopefully it will be there next year!
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  26. Marina says:

    Yeah! And Texas made it! Whoop!
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  27. I Live in VA and we didn’t make the list! 🙁 So sad.
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  28. We live in VA and we didn’t make the list 🙁 So sad.
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  29. Veronica says:

    Yay! Texas made the list. that is great
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  30. Nicole Brady says:

    Looks like Iowa is number 18. That’s better than a lot but certainly room for improvement.
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  31. Jessi says:

    I am surprised that some states, ones with huge wind turbine farms, are not on the list, but the ones at the top must be doing an amazing job
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  32. Dawn says:

    Well, none of the states that I have lived in made that list. Eek.
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  33. Melissa says:

    Very interesting! I’m glad to see Missouri made the list!
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  34. I know that NJ is not doing it’s job. I have lived here my whole life and when I travel I can tell the attitude towards our earth and world is so different. I get sad to return.
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  35. My state didn’t make the list. I live in Florida. Maybe next time!
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