How Is KR 8.6 Tracking?
Our Economic Equity key result aims for cleantech job creation to continue to outpace jobs lost in fossil fuels.
In the transition to a clean economy, it’s essential that we strive for equity. Disadvantaged communities and women must be prioritized for training programs and new positions.
We can leave no one behind, including former coal miners and petroleum and natural gas workers. Higher-wage jobs in particular must be broadly and inclusively distributed.
We’re tracking total employment in renewable energy and the percentage of those jobs going to communities of color as well as women.
According to IRENA, which tracks both direct and indirect employment, the renewable energy sector employed 13 million people in 2021. The Department of Energy’s employment report shows that Black workers make up 8 percent of the clean energy workforce versus 13 percent of the overall workforce. It also shows that women workers make up 27 percent of the clean energy workforce versus 48 percent of the overall workforce.