Florida's is chipping away at its reputation as an underperformer in creating clean-energy jobs.
Three projects announced statewide in the second quarter will create up to 7,375 jobs in environmentally clean-energy areas like wind and solar power. That places Florida second to California (20,879 possible jobs) and far ahead of No. 3 New York (1,408 possible jobs) in a quarterly roundup produced by the national industry group Environmental Entrepreneurs.
"The good news is that despite the challenging economic and political environment, the clean-energy industry is still creating badly needed American jobs all across the country," said Judith Albert, executive director of Environmental Entrepreneurs.
"The bad news is that the threats to the wind industry because of uncertainty over the Production Tax Credit are very real, and are already taking its toll on job creation in that sector."