With the United States on a path to achieving the 25x’25 clean energy goal, an estimated 1.4 million new jobs would be created by 2015, 2.9 million jobs by 2020, and 4.7 million by 2025, according to a University of Tennessee study. Released by the 25x’25 Alliance, 25% Renewable Energy for the United States by 2025: An Analysis on Jobs Created By Meeting this Goal shows that the jobs will be created by annual economic growth in the renewable energy sector, reaching $208 billion by 2015, $411 billion in 2020, and $646 billion by 2025.

“The report underscores the need for appropriate public policy support and funding to maximize the economic benefits that come from our nation’s vast sustainable resources and achieving a clean, 25x’25 renewable energy future,” said Read Smith, co-chairman of the National 25x’25 Steering Committee.