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North Carolina Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Industries Census

NC Clean Energy Economy Census

The 2013 North Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census quantifies the clean energy industry’s presence and performance within the state’s economy. NCSEA created the Census, a first of its kind nationally, to help measure the impact of North Carolina’s clean energy policies and identify where policy is and is not achieving the results that policymakers, economic developers and industry members envisioned. Presenting analysis on employment, revenues, geographic presence, export activity, business hurdles, and growth potential in the industry, the Census has become an invaluable resource for stakeholders around the state and beyond.

Since the first Census Report in 2008, the clean energy industry has continued to experience rapid growth in North Carolina with annual increases in the number of firms, revenues and employment. The 2013 Census paints a picture of a robust clean energy sector with firms having office locations throughout the state and within all economic regions. According to the Census, the clean energy industry experienced significant job growth in 2013, currently employing 18,404 full-time equivalent employees in North Carolina, up more than 20% from 2012. Respondents to the Census also reported approximately $3.6 billion in gross revenues. 

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2013 NC Clean Energy Industry Census

2013 NC Clean Energy Industry Census
Published: January 22, 2014

The 2013 North Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census quantifies the clean energy industry’s presence and performance within the state’s economy. NCSEA created the Census, a first of its kind nationally, to help measure the impact of North Carolina’s clean energy policies and identify where policy is and is not achieving the results that policymakers, economic developers and industry members envisioned. Presenting analysis on employment, revenues, geographic presence, export activity, business hurdles, and growth potential in the industry, the Census has become an invaluable resource for stakeholders around the state and beyond.

Since the first Census Report in 2008, the clean energy industry has continued to experience rapid growth in North Carolina with annual increases in the number of firms, revenues and employment. The 2013 Census paints a picture of a robust clean energy sector with firms having office locations throughout the state and within all economic regions. According to the Census, the clean energy industry experienced significant job growth in 2013, currently employing 18,404 full-time equivalent employees in North Carolina, up more than 20% from 2012. Respondents to the Census also reported approximately $3.6 billion in gross revenues. 


2012 NC Clean Energy Industries Census

Industry continues to grow, despite uncertainty
Published: October 11, 2012

North Carolina’s clean energy economy continues to provide diverse employment for people of all skill levels and educational backgrounds in every region of our state. The 2012 NC Clean Energy Industries Census, an annual publication by the NC Sustainable Energy Association, conservatively estimates over 15,200 (full-time equivalent) clean energy jobs at 1,100 companies located in 86 out of 100 counties. This report also found these companies generate more than $3.7 billion in annual revenues.

The growing clean energy industry has expanded rapidly in recent years, despite one of the longest and most severe recessions in our nation’s history; however, current economic, policy and regulatory uncertainity could limit future growth. Click here to learn more.


2011 NC Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Industries Census

Clean Energy Jobs Census
Published: November 7, 2011

North Carolina continues to recover from one of the longest recessions in our nation’s history – marked by ongoing high unemployment. Retaining jobs and fostering economic development has become a priority for businesses, policymakers and residents across the state. Since the passage of the Southeast’s first renewable energy and energy efficiency law in 2007, the clean energy sectors – broadly categorized as renewable energy and energy efficiency – have burst onto the scene and are found in every region of the state.

North Carolina boasts an international smart grid cluster, two of the 50 fastest growing companies in the nation (both are renewable energy companies), and regional initiatives, including the Evolve Energy Partnership, Charlotte New Energy Capital and the Research Triangle CleanTech Cluster. These assets are supported by a diverse sector with industry activities across all major focus areas. In only a few short years, the clean energy sector has become a North Carolina success story and a valued component of our state’s economic landscape.


2010 NC Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Industries Census

Industry Census
Published: October 14, 2010

 

The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) today released the 2010 North Carolina Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industries Census, which estimates12,500 green energy jobs exist across the state and verifies firms maintain a presence in all 100 counties of North Carolina.  NCSEA, which is the only organization in the nation that conducts an annual statewide survey of sustainable energy firms, uses the survey to examine timely policy questions impacting the growth of renewable energy and energy efficiency firms. 

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2009 NC Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Industries Census

Direct and indirect jobs associated with the renewable and energy efficiencies industries
Published: July 15, 2009

In 2009, we surveyed 1,136 firms and identified 10,250 green energy jobs across the state, generating more than $3.5 billion in annual revenues.


2008 NC Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Industries Census

Direct and indirect jobs associated with the renewable and energy efficiencies industries
Published: July 15, 2008

In 2008, we we received responses from 161 firms and identified 2,144 green energy jobs across the state.

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