Growth in renewable jobs in Massachusetts
According to a recent report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the state has seen an increase in jobs and performance in the energy sector over the past two years. The double-digit growth has been consistent for the past four years with the state now employing 98,985 workers at 6,439 clean tech and renewable energy companies across the state. Massachusetts clean energy is now an $11 billion dollar industry, making it a stand out on the map for global leadership in clean energy.
The innovation and investing in the field has allowed Massachusetts to grow the industry into a model of what other states want to accomplish. “Private sector innovation and investment combined with public sector leadership on forward thinking clean energy policies are continuing to prove to be a strong formula to drive the flourishing of this industry,” commented Northeast Clean Energy Council President Peter Rothstein.
Along with job creation, more importantly there is a good amount of knowledge being shared. In fact, Massachusetts surpassed the 1 GW of renewable energy capacity mark this past year, which translates to powering 152,000 Massachusetts homes.
The technology and innovation in the commonwealth are powering the energy sector and has promoted the growth of businesses and leaders in the field, and is evidenced in the commitment to early stage investments made in this area. We have seen many of our clients grow in the renewable energy sector in Massachusetts. These companies are working to make a greater impact on the energy industry and building their resources with better staffing.
Our team is proud to be among the leaders in this area providing guidance to the members within our strategic partnerships with organizations like NECEC and MassCEC. Our knowledge and experience in the wind, solar and energy sector has helped us understand the complexities involved in placements for clean energy companies with both property & casualty and employee benefits. We look forward to continuing the work we do here in New England and beyond.
About the Author
Charlie Long is an Area Vice President in the Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Practice at Gallagher. He works with independent power developers, owner operators and manufacturers in the business of power generation.