Clean energy industry may lose 15% of workforce

Article originally published by Utility Dive.

More than 106,000 clean energy jobs were eliminated in the month of March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to an analysis of unemployment data by BW Research Partnership and E2. The layoffs reflect a 3% drop in overall industry employment.

Clean energy sector No. of jobs lost
Energy efficiency 69,800
Renewable energy 16,500
Clean vehicles 12,300
Grid & clean storage 4,300
Clean fuels 3,400