Support for Clean Energy

Support for Clean Energy Checks All Boxes On Eve of Midterm Elections

On the eve of the midterm elections, politicians of all stripes and parties are — finally — beginning to realize that clean energy isn’t partisan all or political.

Partly, that’s because of the growth of clean energy jobs in every state in the country — red, blue or purple. More than 3.2 million Americans now work in solar, wind, energy efficiency, clean vehicles and manufacturing and other sectors, according to E2’s research.

Yes, states like California and New York are leaders in clean energy. But so are Texas and North Carolina and Ohio and Oklahoma. At least four resoundingly Republican states — Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma and South Dakota — now get 30 percent of their energy from wind. About 10,000 people work in wind energy in those states alone. And nationally, there are now more clean energy jobs in Republican congressional districts than in Democratic districts.