99,000 Bay Staters Now Work in Clean Energy Industry
Reports of Massachusetts’ clean energy sector growing by 11.9% this year – bringing the total clean energy job count to 99,000 in the Bay State – is yet another example of how smart investments in the industries of the future by Democratic leadership are proving successful.
The 2015 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report confirms continued momentum created under Democratic leadership through the creation of the Solar Carve-Out, net metering, the MassSave Energy Efficiency Program, the Green Communities Program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, among others. The progress, begun several years ago with key legislative and executive decisions, continues to provide Massachusetts’ residents with solid employment opportunities in the clean energy sector.
“Several years ago, Massachusetts’ Democratic leadership made clean energy a priority and this report confirms the programs and incentives created at that time have resulted in nearly 100,000 Bay Staters now working in that industry,” said MassDems Spokesman Pat Beaudry. “It is our hope that Republican Gov. Baker will continue to invest in this critical sector and not back away from these successful policies and programs as he has begun to do with another Democratic success story – the life sciences sector.”
Recent news reports have cited the Baker administration’s lack of activity and communication of a vision as the cause of concern among Massachusetts’ life sciences private sector leadership.