While 2021 saw fossil fuels jobs decline by more than 35,000, the clean energy and clean vehicle subsectors regained about 156,000 positions, according to a report from climate advocacy group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

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In its Clean Jobs America 2022 report, E2 found that 50% of new energy jobs were in clean energy-related sectors, including solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels and hydrogen, natural gas vehicles (NGV) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCV), among others. 

Clean energy jobs have nearly rebounded from the Covid-19 economic slowdown, which saw more than 820,000 jobs lost. In 2021, U.S. employment in clean energy rested at around 3.2 million, down from the more than 3.5 million jobs held in 2019.

Construction comprised more than 48% of the jobs in the clean...