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Vermont #1 for Green Jobs: Governor Cites VEIC as Leader in Clean Economy

Jun 02, 2016

This month, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) was honored to host Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin as he publicly announced that Vermont now leads the nation in green jobs. Citing Vermont’s 2016 Clean Energy Industry Report, the Governor recognized VEIC for its leadership in its industry and for its role, among a diverse group of Vermont businesses, in driving the state’s clean energy economy.

In the past year, clean energy jobs in Vermont increased by more than 1,400 to total over 17,700 positions in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation, and related support services. With one in every 17 workers - or about six percent of the state's workforce - now part of this economic sector, Vermont has the highest number of clean energy jobs per-capita in the nation.

“VEIC has been working in Vermont for 30 years to imagine and implement ideas and services that reduce the environmental and economic cost of energy for everyone,” said Scott Johnstone, Executive Director of VEIC. “Vermont’s forward-looking policies and collaborative community have provided fertile ground for developing innovative clean energy approaches that we have been able export to other states and around the world.”

VEIC employs a staff of more than 300, with headquarters in Vermont and offices in Washington, D.C., and Ohio. Since 1986, VEIC has designed and implemented programs in 35 states, six Canadian provinces, and six countries, focusing on energy efficiency, renewables, and transportation.

Learn about career opportunities at VEIC.

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