The Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) today announced a major expansion of the data offered in the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER). For the newest edition, to be released in Q1 2019, the USEER will be expanded to include estimates of job levels in pipeline construction, wages, and energy storage employment.
Moreover, the 2019 report will offer—for the first time – comparative analysis of wage levels across multiple energy sectors.
EFI, a not-for-profit clean energy think tank led by former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and NASEO, which represents the 56 governor-designated State and Territory energy officials, teamed up last year to produce the 2018 USEER, examining four sectors of the economy: Electric Power Generation and Fuels; Transmission, Distribution, and Storage; Energy Efficiency; and Motor Vehicles.
So far, state energy offices in Florida, Wisconsin, California, and Tennessee have committed to funding the report, and major support has been secured by the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Energy Foundation, E2 and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
The 2019 USEER will be once again be guided by David Foster, a Distinguished Associate at EFI. “We’re very excited that the USEER will now be able to track wage data for all the different technologies that we surveyed,” said Foster. “As a result, we can measure the quality of the jobs we’re creating as energy technology takes off, and offer analysis on the salaries that come with those positions.”
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