More people than ever work in the U.S. energy sector according to a new report out from Energy Futures Initiative. In 2017, employment in all energy sectors, which includes clean energy and energy efficiency, grew by over 2 percent. Overall, U.S. energy added 133,000 new jobs, representing nearly 7 percent of all new jobs nationwide.
David Foster joined us to discuss the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report in greater depth, including gains and losses in clean energy employment and training gaps for in-demand energy jobs. Foster is the former Senior Advisor for Industrial and Economic Policy with U.S. Department of Energy and author of the 2018 USEER.