A coalition of partners today launched the U.S. Clean Energy Progress Map, a comprehensive, dynamic tool that shows the economic impact of clean energy growth across the country. The map is a non-partisan, free-to-use public resource that captures investments and jobs in the U.S. wind, solar and energy efficiency industries. Backed by a diverse array of partners, including Alliance to Save Energy, League of Women Voters, the BlueGreen Alliance and Operation Free, among others, the map presents users with data from established industry sources and examines the economic contribution of clean energy from the national level down to the state voting district. Equipped with economic data, map users, including citizens, advocates and policymakers, can understand how investments in energy projects impact the local, state and national economy and make informed decisions about energy policies.
“In 2018, every level of government is facing decisions that will shape the future of our country’s energy landscape,” said Kateri Callahan, president of Alliance to Save Energy. “Current conversations around traditional energy sources focus on job creation and the economy. However, when discussing the economic potential of energy efficiency and renewables the same opportunities are seldom presented. This map serves an essential purpose—to empower citizens, and their political representatives, with a better understanding of the energy landscape and the economic impact of clean energy investment down to the local level.”
Built by Kevala, the U.S. Clean Energy Progress Map consolidates current, credible, and publicly available data on the clean energy sector. The map’s geographic granularity can show users the total impact of clean energy investments, jobs and projects from the national level down to the congressional district. The data will be updated semiannually to ensure users can evaluate the most current renewable energy environment.
“The clean energy economy is connected to economic growth,” said Aram Shumavon, founder and CEO of Kevala. “This map helps illuminate that connection by combining jobs data across solar, wind and energy efficiency technologies, quantifying real economic impacts for geographies across the entire United States.”
The full list of partners includes:
- Alliance to Save Energy
- League of Women Voters
- The BlueGreen Alliance
- Operation Free
- INK Communications Co.
- Environmental Defense Fund
- Ingersoll Rand
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