Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) recently released its 2015 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report. Among it’s findings, the report reveals that the state’s clean energy sector has grown by double digits for the fourth consecutive year and now employs 98,895 workers at 6,439 employer locations across the Commonwealth.
The report also finds that clean energy employment grew by 11.9 percent between 2014 and 2015 – the largest increase of any year since MassCEC began collecting data in 2010. The clean energy industry is employing residents of every county in Massachusetts, and has grown over the past year in each of the state’s regions, with the largest growth coming in Northeastern Massachusetts (16.8 percent) and Central Massachusetts (13.6 percent).
The clean energy sector is fueling small businesses and paying workers high wages across the state from Beverly to Pittsfield.
MassCEC Interim CEO Stephen Pike
The report, prepared for MassCEC by BW Research Partnership, found that clean energy is an $11 billion industry in Massachusetts, and represents 2.5 percent of the Commonwealth’s Gross State Product. Clean energy jobs represent 3.3 percent of the overall workforce in the state, the report found, with three quarters of workers earning more than $50,000 per year.