Illinois is the Midwest leader in clean energy jobs
CHICAGO (WRSP) —
Illinois is the Midwestern leader in the charge to add clean energy jobs.
Governor Bruce Rauner announced that "clean energy is booming," last week at the Environmental Entrepreneurs and Clean Energy Trust reception in Chicago.
According to the Clean Jobs Midwest report, since 2015 there has been a 4.8% increase in the number of people in the clean energy industry in Illinois, meaning the industry grew more than six times faster than the overall job growth in the state.
Rauner saying in part quote, "thanks to the future energy jobs act, we can compete head-to-head with any state in the nation to attract clean-energy investment and clean-energy jobs."