Full Title: Opportunities for State and Territory Energy Offices to Prioritize Job Quality and Broaden Access in the Clean Energy Workforce
Author(s): National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)
Publisher(s): National Association of State Energy Officials
Publication Date: December 5, 2022
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State and Territory Energy Offices are in a critical position to affect the trajectory of new jobs in the booming clean energy sector, particularly given substantial new funding flowing from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). To illustrate the scale of available funding and specific funding streams that can be used to advance clean energy workforce goals, this resource details IIJA and IRA provisions that provide opportunities for states to support workforce development and job quality in the clean energy sector.
To provide a sense of the relative size of workforce development investments that could be explored by State Energy Offices (or other state agencies) in their spending, this resource also offers example per-participant costs for various workforce development programming, with a focus on types of services and programs that are among the most effective and with expenditure estimates mostly found in publicly available data.