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Clean energy supports over 415,000 jobsWind technician and solar installer are the 1st and 3rd fastest-growing professions in the country, respectively, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Wind energy supports a thriving domestic manufacturing sector with over 530 factories across 43 states producing components for the wind energy industry. At the end of 2019, the wind industry supports more than 26,000 manufacturing and supply chain jobs.
Electricity generated from wind and solar avoid over 374 million metric tons of carbon emissions, the equivalent of 81.3 million cars’ worth of carbon pollution every year.
U.S. wind and solar power contribute 1.8 billion in state and local taxes and 904.7 million in land lease payments to farmers and ranchers every year.
Wind is bipartisan with support from both Republicans and Democrats.
The wind industry provides good-paying jobs for veterans returning to civilian life. The wind industry employs veterans at a rate that is 61 percent higher than the national average.
The U.S. has enough installed renewable energy capacity to power over 52 million American homes.
Wind and solar together generate more than 11% of the total electricity delivered to American consumers.
The United States boasts 2,000 gigawatts of renewable offshore wind energy potential, nearly double the nation’s current electricity use.