Covid-19 recession deals blow to North Carolina’s clean-energy industry

North Carolina ended 2019 ranked ninth in the nation for clean-energy jobs, but it was among the states hardest hit by job losses in that field as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic’s economic slowdown. 

North Carolina dropped from 112,710 workers in the industry at the of 2019 to about 91,500 workers in July, shows a new report from the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association and E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs. The report counts clean-energy jobs as those in energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric…


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