DOE Publishes First Annual Energy Employment Report

Last week the U.S. Dept. of Energy issued its first-ever annual Energy and Employment Report (full copy below). The purpose is to show how many people work in the energy industry, and how the makeup of what they do is changing. It’s an interesting report. For example, the report says some 3.64 million people work in “traditional” energy industries, which includes producing, transmission, transporting and storing energy. Another 1.9 million people work either full or part-time in the energy efficiency industry. Adding the two together we get 5.54 million people working in “energy.” Of that number, roughly two-thirds work in tradition energy production and one-third work in figuring out ways to reduce the amount of energy we use…

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