WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 8, 2012 (Investorideas.com renewable energy newswire) Even as congressional inaction on the Production Tax Credit (PTC) puts a real squeeze on the clean energy industry, more than 10,800 jobs were announced in the clean energy industry and related sectors during the third quarter of 2012, according to a report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), the national group of business leaders who advocate for sound economic and environmental policies.
The E2 report will be unveiled during a live, phone-based news conference at 11 a.m. EST Thursday (November 8, 2012).
E2 also will unveil a new online tracking tool that can be used by the members of the media to search for clean energy job announcements by sector and by state.
Congress is scheduled to return to Washington next week (Nov. 13). If it does not extend the PTC before it expires in December, the wind energy industry estimates more than 37,000 Americans will lose their jobs.
Ten states were the big winners during the third quarter of 2012, landing the bulk of the nation's new clean energy jobs. In alphabetical order, the top 10 states to be ranked in the latest E2 report are California, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas and Washington.
E2 members and leaders will be able to discuss how the PTC threat is already affecting the wind industry, in various parts of the country, and what could happen if Congress lets the PTC expire.
Environmental Entrepreneurs is a national community of business leaders who promote sound environmental policy that builds economic prosperity. E2 is the independent business voice for the environment. Go to http://www.e2.org/ for more information.
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