On October 10, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Minnesota Department of Commerce released Minnesota’s Clean Energy Economy Profile. The report profiles Minnesota’s progress in expanding its clean energy economy across businesses that are creating or providing products or services with environmental, economic, or social benefits, and provides a solid foundation for further actions. These four graphs show a sampling of the progress Minnesota has made in the growth of clean energy jobs.
Clean energy employment grew faster than total state employment since January 2000
Employment in the clean energy economy nearly doubled in the last 15 years
Rapid growth in installed wind power generation
Rapid growth of installed solar power generation