California Scores Nearly 2,000 Clean Energy Jobs

California created nearly 2,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs in the first quarter, to rank second in the nation behind Georgia, according to a report made public Tuesday.

Georgia landed 2,870 clean tech jobs,compared to the Golden State’s 1,885. Texas was close, in third place with 1,612 such jobs, followed by New Mexico, Michigan, Colorado, Virginia, Utah, Maryland and Indiana — an interesting mix of blue and red states.

In Northern California, Fremont’s Solar City (NASDAQ: SCTY) created 200 first-quarter jobs and the California Flats Solar Project in Monterey County added 500. Late last year, prior to the period covered by this survey, a biomass project at the city of San Mateo accounted for another 17 positions.

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