Nevada led the nation in clean energy job growth in 2018. 
According to the report from the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), more than 32,000 Nevadans across all 17 counties now work in clean energy. Last year. clean energy jobs grew by a remarkable 32 percent, adding more than 8,000 jobs statewide.
"By establishing innovative and forward-looking policies, we can keep these good clean energy jobs growing and create even more opportunities for all Nevadans," said E2 member and Las Vegas energy sector attorney Curt Ledford.
According to the E2 report, the biggest beneficiary of clean energy jobs was Storey County near Reno, home to Tesla's Gigafactory battery plant. More than 8,100 Nevadans now work in clean energy in Storey County - giving it the highest density of clean energy jobs in the country.

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). 

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. 
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