July 3, 2018

While the clean energy workforce is going strong in Pennsylvania and Texas, California is taking big steps toward environmental justice and solar for all!


California Takes Steps to Expand Solar Opportunities For Low-Income and Environmental Justice Communities

The California Public Utilities Commission approved a 12-year solar rebate program for low-income homeowners living in disadvantaged communities that expands on the state’s long-standing Single-Family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) program. The program will increase opportunities for low-income households to go solar, lower their utility bills, and participate in the state’s growing clean energy economy, “expand[ing] access and ensur[ing] that [California’s] transition to clean energy includes all communities.”

As more governments around the world get behind solar energy, help ensure new US solar projects support the communities they’re built in. Visit Solar United Neighbors to learn more.


86,000+ Pennsylvanians Now Work in Clean Energy

More than 86,000 Pennsylvanians now work in clean energy according to a new analysis of energy jobs data by the national nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). Energy efficiency is the largest clean energy sector in the state, with 65,288 workers, 42% of which work in construction.

Want to learn more about economic and environmental justice in the Rust Belt? Visit grantee PUSH Buffalo.


A red state goes green: How Texas became a pioneer in wind energy

U.S. Labor department figures show solar panel and wind turbine technicians are the two fastest-growing careers in the country. Surprisingly, Texas is where you’ll find the most of those wind industry jobs. The traditionally conservative state is leading the way for renewable energy across the nation.

To support strategic coordination among organizations in the southeastern US to secure fair, just, and science-based climate and energy policies, check out Southeast Climate & Energy Network (SCEN).