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New Map Reveals Clean Energy’s Economic Impact on National and Local Scale

New Map Reveals Clean Energy’s Economic Impact on National and Local Scale

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  • Coalition of partners, including Alliance to Save Energy, League of Women Voters and Operation Free, launch an interactive U.S. Clean Energy Progress Map, the first non-partisan public resource of this scale.
  • The map is a comprehensive resource that compiles economic benefits of solar, wind and energy efficiency.

SAN FRANCISCO — A coalition of partners today launched the U.S. Clean Energy Progress Map, a comprehensive, dynamic tool that shows the economic impact of clean energy growth across the country. The map is a non-partisan, free-to-use public resource that captures investments and jobs in the U.S. wind, solar and energy efficiency industries. Backed by a diverse array of partners, including Alliance to Save Energy, League of Women Voters, the BlueGreen Alliance and Operation Free, among others, the map presents users with data from established industry sources and examines the economic contribution of clean energy from the national level down to the state voting district. Equipped with economic data, map users, including citizens, advocates and policymakers, can understand how investments in energy projects impact the local, state and national economy and make informed decisions about energy policies.

“In 2018, every level of government is facing decisions that will shape the future of our country’s energy landscape,” said Kateri Callahan, President of Alliance to Save Energy. “Current conversations around traditional energy sources focus on job creation and the economy. However, when discussing the economic potential of energy efficiency and renewables the same opportunities are seldom presented. This map serves an essential purpose – to empower citizens, and their political representatives, with a better understanding of the energy landscape and the economic impact of clean energy investment down to the local level.”

Built by Kevala Inc., the U.S. Clean Energy Progress Map consolidates current, credible, and publicly available data on the clean energy sector. The map’s geographic granularity can show users the total impact of clean energy investments, jobs and projects from the national level down to the congressional district. The data will be updated semiannually to ensure users can evaluate the most current renewable energy environment.

“The clean energy economy is connected to economic growth,” said Aram Shumavon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kevala. “This map helps illuminate that connection by combining jobs data across solar, wind and energy efficiency technologies, quantifying real economic impacts for geographies across the entire United States.”

The full list of partners includes:

Alliance to Save Energy

INK Communications Co.

League of Women Voters

Environmental Defense Fund

The BlueGreen Alliance

CleanCapital

Operation Free

Ingersoll Rand

For a demonstration of the map, please join our webinar from 2-3pm EST on February 28, 2018.

About the Map

The U.S. Clean Energy Progress Map is a free, web-based tool that illustrates the economic impact of clean energy growth across the United States. It consolidates comprehensive, credible information on investments and projects in the wind and solar industries as well as jobs in solar, wind and energy efficiency industries. With hyperlocal, comprehensive data from both government and industry sources, the map empowers users to examine the jobs impact of clean energy on a national, state and voting district level, and make informed decisions about energy policy.

About Kevala, Inc.

Kevala’s goal is to accelerate a clean energy future by making energy related data meaningful, transparent and broadly accessible. Kevala’s team is solving the challenges facing energy market participants interacting with the evolving electricity grid. The principle of creating a better future by mapping our mutual energy sources and systems is the foundation for everything we do.

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