E2 ANALYSIS: More than 18,000 Nebraska residents now work in clean energy

"Unlike the other Midwestern states in our survey, there are no standards for energy efficiency in renewable energy in Nebraska.  And we’ve seen from looking at other Midwestern states that those policies can lead to growth in the industry.  The bottom line is clean energy is a significant part of the labor force and the economy in Nebraska but if we want to keep and even grow these good paying jobs, we need to pass strong policies that encourage clean energy development.”

Preskill says clean energy employs six times more Nebraska employees than fossil fuels, it’s growing and it’s the energy of the future. 

She says clean energy is a win-win because it’s not only good for the environment, but it also creates jobs and fuels small businesses.