Diversity in Clean Energy
Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
1 January 2021
The clean energy industry faces a diversity issue, predominantly comprising white men despite spanning multiple sectors like construction, utilities, manufacturing, and more. This lack of diversity, especially for women, Hispanic/Latino, and Black workers, risks excluding them from the energy sector’s substantial job growth and the economic opportunities it offers. While 61% of clean energy workers are white non-Hispanic, Black and Hispanic/Latino representation is lower in this sector compared to the broader economy. For a more equitable and prosperous clean energy-driven economy, emphasis on diversity is crucial, aligning with both low-carbon energy transitions and economic revitalization efforts in the United States.