Report: VT Ranks 1st in Solar Jobs Per Capita

By Joe Gullo

Published 02/11 2014 04:06PM

Updated 02/11 2014 04:28PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. - According to The Solar Foundation’s State Solar Jobs Census, Vermont ranked first in solar jobs per capita.

"The number one ranking in solar jobs per capita is a huge achievement for Vermont.  It demonstrates the strength, vitality and importance of this growing sector of Vermont's economy," said Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) chair Thomas Hughes. "This success would not be possible without the  member companies creating new jobs; Vermont's policy makers commitment to strong renewable energy regulations; and the thousands of Vermonters who are "going solar."

New York came in 33 and New Hampshire ranked 12 in jobs per capita.

Hughes says Vermont's goal is to use 90% in renewable energy by 2050.

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