Report: Over 11,000 South Dakota residents work in clean energy

Monday, August 27, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. — More than 11,000 South Dakota residents now work in clean energy industries in every county in the state according to a new analysis of energy jobs data from Clean Energy Trust (CET) and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). South Dakota’s clean energy workforce employs more than all the waiters and waitresses, computer programmers, lawyers, and web developers in South Dakota combined, according to Department of Labor Employment Statistics.

Energy efficiency once again led all clean energy sectors in South Dakota, employing 7,313 workers – accounting for more than six in ten of all clean energy workers. Renewable energy came in second with 2,348 jobs – led by solar and wind (2,116).

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