State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) today released the following statement in response to the report on clean energy jobs in the Midwest released Tuesday by the Clean Energy Trust and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2):
“We are the first generation to understand the human causes of climate change—and the last generation to be able to stop it. The results of this report are clear: clean energy powers Ohio’s economy, creates good paying jobs and contributes to a cleaner environment and happier, healthier families and communities.
“We owe it to future generations to invest in clean energy, attract more, sustainable jobs and keep more young Ohioans in the state. It’s how we get Ohio get back on the right path—one that includes better lives, better jobs and brighter futures for everyone.”
The report, covering 12 Midwestern states, shows that Ohio has the third most clean energy jobs in the Midwest and eighth most in the nation.