Clean Energy Trust (CET) and “national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)” have released a comprehensive analysis that shows nearly 569,000 people are employed in clean energy jobs throughout the Midwest, reports. The analysis, which is available at, “is based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data and a survey of thousands of businesses across the region conducted by BW Research Partners.” The report shows the “energy efficiency sector is by far the largest clean energy employer in the Midwest, with more than 423,000 people” working in jobs related to reducing energy usage, according to the article. Ohio is ranked “No. 1 in the Midwest for solar sector employment” in the report, according to the Ohio Advanced Energy Economy. Ted Ford, president and CEO of that organization, said, “[g]iven the ongoing freeze on Ohio’s clean energy standards, the growth in clean energy is clear evidence that Ohio companies are competing well in the booming national and international markets for clean energy products and services. [For more on this, see our December 1, 2014 blog post.] Imagine what kind of growth we would see if Ohio embraced clean energy as part of a diverse energy portfolio.” For more, read the full article.