Hartford, CT (May 2, 2023) – Employment growth in Connecticut’s clean energy industry in 2021 experienced the single highest increase in the past five years, according to the recently released 2022 Connecticut Clean Energy Industry Report. Overall, there are many signs of positive momentum in the sector as it continues to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Total clean energy contributions to statewide Gross Regional Product (GRP) also increased by nearly seven percent and by 21 percent since 2017 to $7.07 billion.
While the 2021 report showed that the state’s clean energy industry was more resilient than other states in the region, Connecticut recovered from pandemic employment losses slightly slower (four percent increase) than the national clean energy labor market (nearly five percent increase).
This is the third industry study produced by the Connecticut Green Bank, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Eversource, and United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, subsidiaries of AVANGRID Inc., operating through the Joint Committee of the Energy Efficiency Board (EEB).
“As noted in prior reports, there continues to be significant progress in the Connecticut clean energy industry,” said Neil Beup, EEB Chair. “While the impact of the pandemic continues, strong partnerships between policy makers and industry stakeholders remain the building blocks of this key segment of our economy.”
Read the full report at ctgreenbank.com.