Nevada's wider clean economy is now dominated by three major industries within the broader sector- energy efficiency (11,000 jobs), solar (9,700 jobs), and energy storage (8,300 jobs).
NEVADA JOB SECTOR TOPLINES
Energy Efficiency - 11,155 jobs
Renewable Energy - 10,864 jobs
Energy Storage - 8,322 jobs
Solar Energy - 9,777 jobs
Clean Vehicles - 1,298 jobs
Grid Modernization - 441 jobs
ALL Clean Energy Sectors - 32,211 jobs
Storey County is home to more than two jobs per every employable resident
Nevada ranks 3rd among all U.S. states for jobs in energy storage
Clean energy employs 5X more Nevadans than fossil fuels
77 percent of jobs are in the construction and manufacturing sectors
The Las Vegas Valley and Reno-Sparks metro areas account for 92 percent of Nevada's clean jobs
All 17 counties in Nevada are home to jobs in clean energy
Nearly 11,000 Nevadans work in renewable energy
Nevada's 413 geothermal jobs rank in the top 10 nationally
1,300 Nevadans work in non-sales positions involving hybrid and electric vehicles and clean fuels
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed legislation increasing the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 50 percent by 2030. This legislation, which unanimously passed both the state Assembly and state Senate, will bring thousands of jobs, reduce costs for consumers, and keep Nevada's clean energy momentum going.
"Nevada reclaims its title as a national clean energy leader," said Andy Maggi, Executive Director of the Nevada Conservation League. "With Governor Sisolak's signature and unanimous support from our legislators, our state is now closer to a future where 100% of our energy comes from our plentiful solar, wind and geothermal resources, starting with a requirement of 50% by 2030.