Local Leadership Fosters the Creation of Local Green Jobs
Investing in local skills training programs provides pathways for workers from diverse backgrounds to participate in the transition to a greener future and ensures access to green technologies expertise.
Clean energy and building electrification require a trained and skilled workforce.* According to the Solar Futures Study, to achieve the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of an inclusive, equitable transition to a fully decarbonized electricity system by 2035, the solar workforce alone will need to grow from approximately 250,000 workers in 2021 to between 500,000 and 1,500,000 workers by 2035. Construction of clean electricity generation and storage facilities is key to achieving the goals set out in California as well. Senate Bill (SB) 100 established a landmark policy requiring renewable energy and zero-carbon resources to supply 100% of electricity in California by 2045 through sources such as solar and wind energy that do not emit climate-altering greenhouse gases.
Preparing for our renewable energy future requires a workforce ready for green economy jobs in building and maintaining clean energy facilities. Investing in local skills training programs provides pathways for workers from diverse backgrounds to participate in the transition to a greener future and ensures access to green technologies expertise as energy infrastructure expands.