September 24, 2019 | Number of The Day
New Jerseyans employed by energy-efficiency businesses

A new report, Energy Efficiency Jobs in America, indicates that 36,200 of the state’s energy workers (25%) are employed by energy-efficiency businesses. That sector grew 7.1% in 2018.

According to the analysis by E4TheFuture and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), 41 states, including New Jersey, employ more workers in energy efficiency than in fossil fuels.

New Jersey’s numbers are good, but it has more than a little catching-up to do if it expects to break into the winner’s circle for energy efficiency. California led the nation in energy-efficiency employment with 318,500 jobs, followed by Texas (162,800), New York (123,300), Florida (118,400) and Illinois (89,400). New Jersey was 22nd.