Clean Energy Leadership in the Rockies: Competitive Positioning in the Emerging Green Economy

The Clean Energy report compares how Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are taking advantage of clean energy and energy efficiency opportunities to create green jobs.

The Clean Energy report compares how Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming–five states with vast traditional and clean energy resources–are taking advantage of clean energy and energy efficiency opportunities to create green jobs.

These energy-related activities are now among the strongest segments of the green economy and show promise during these turbulent economic times. This study identifies many of the opportunities and challenges facing the five states as well as the implications for each state’s economic prosperity.

Growth in Green Jobs vs. Total Jobs, 1995-2007


Suggested Reading:

Pew Charitable Trusts, “The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across America”, 2009.McKinsey and Company, “Global Energy and Materials, Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy”, 2009.

DSIRE, Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, State Energy Efficiency Policy Database.

Clean Edge, A Future of Innovation and Growth: Advancing Massachusetts’ Clean-Energy Leadership”, 2010.