More than 30,000 Iowans now are employed in clean energy, according to a new study.
Energy efficiency claimed the largest number, at 19,694 workers, the study by the not-for-profit Clean Energy Trust and Environmental Entrepreneurs, a nonpartisan business group, released on Wednesday.
Renewable energy had the next biggest block of workers, reporting some 5,000.
Linn County had the second-most clean energy jobs, at 2,590 — behind Polk County’s 6,715.
Other findings from the report include:
• More than 1,543 Iowans are employed in grid modernization and energy storage.
• Clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies employ 3,620.
• The majority of the state’s clean energy jobs are in construction and manufacturing, at slightly more than 68 percent.
The report, “Clean Jobs Midwest,” can be read at cleanjobsmidwest.com.