Washington, D.C. — In response to a new report out this week from E2 and ACORE showing that nearly 600,000 clean energy jobs have been lost since the coronavirus pandemic began, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Legislative Director Matthew Davis:
“These nearly 600,000 job losses in the clean energy sector are devastating for workers and our future. Congress can put people back to work and strengthen our economy by supporting the hard hit clean energy sector now.
“Specifically, Congress needs to extend the deadlines for and enable direct pay or refundability of tax credits for clean renewable energy, energy efficiency projects, and electric vehicles, and expand these programs to include energy storage and offshore wind. We should build out electric charging infrastructure, replace diesel buses with clean, electric ones, and expand transit. We should be modernizing our grid and making homes and buildings more energy efficient. Clean energy workers and the clean energy industry will be essential to leading our country out of this economic downturn — we need to support them now.”
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