Which city leads the nation in number of green jobs and that number will more than double by 2030? According to a new study released by the Californians for Clean Energy and Jobs Network, Los Angeles is the leader.
Over the last decade the rate of green job creation has been three times as much as the rest of the Los Angeles basin economy. There are now about 178,500 green jobs out of an estimated 4.5 million jobs. By 2040 the number of green jobs is expected to grow to 443,000. The definition of a green job used by the study is the same definition used by the state Employment Development Department's Labor Market Information Divison.
Californians for Clean Energy and Jobs grew out of the No on Proposition 23 organization. It is co-led by former Secretary of State George Shultz and businesses/philanthropist Tom Steyer.