E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) | MEI (the Missouri Energy Initiative)
[Kansas City Star] …A new report from E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) and MEI (the Missouri Energy Initiative) shows that nearly 40,000 people in more than 4,400 establishments in the state are employed in green sectors of the economy.
“This number is roughly double Iowa’s clean energy and transportation workforce but less than half the workers in Illinois and Massachusetts, suggesting room for growth,” the report says.
Missouri’s clean energy and transportation industry includes renewable energy, energy efficiency, advanced transportation and greenhouse gas emissions management and accounting.
“The energy efficiency sector employs 32,576 clean energy workers, which is 83 percent of all clean energy jobs in Missouri,” the report notes. “Renewable energy firms account for 15 percent of clean energy employment, or 6,050 workers — 3,715 of whom are solar employees…”