The clean-energy jobs that could be created each year over the next decade in Pennsylvania “are jobs across the board,” said Robert Pollin, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and one of the study’s authors.
Solar developers proposed more than 200 projects in Pennsylvania in 2020. Many are slated for rural townships, which haven’t traditionally hosted energy projects.
The Clean Energy Employment Report says jobs in that sector grew by 8.7 percent, or almost 7,800 jobs, during the two-year period covered in the report. But since then, the pandemic has caused an estimated 55,000 lost jobs in the overall energy sector.