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Utah ranks No. 1 in clean energy job creation

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McKenzie Romero, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is the place for clean energy job creation.

A report researched and released Thursday by Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2, called Utah “a hive of clean energy activity,” ranking it No. 1 among states that created clean energy jobs in this year’s third quarter.

E2 is a prominent national environmental organization and has listed Utah among the top 10 states creating energy jobs for four consecutive quarters.

E2 spokesman Jeff Benzak praised the nearly 3,000 new clean energy jobs announced in Utah throughout the quarter, including solar and wind installation projects, while urging continued efforts.

“Clearly, the private sector in Utah is taking advantage of the state’s vast wind and solar resources. There’s more opportunity out there for Utah’s companies and workers, but leaders in Salt Lake City and D.C. must take action on strengthening clean energy policies,” Beznak said. (…)

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