President Biden’s Clean Energy Plan Creates 20,000+ Jobs and Generates  $21.5 Billion Investment in Michigan 

Washington, D.C. — On the heels of last night’s State of the Union address, a new  Climate Power report released this week reveals that Michigan has seen forty-five  new clean energy projects since 2022, resulting in 20,107 new clean energy jobs and  more than $21.5 billion in new investments, including in electric vehicle  manufacturing. 

“The Clean Energy Plan is creating jobs,” said Donele Wilkins, Founder and CEO of  Green Door Initiative in Detroit. “We are training residents for good-paying solar  installation and weatherization jobs because clean energy technologies are now  more affordable than ever. You can’t have environmental justice without economic  justice. With the Clean Energy Plan funding, we are able to create good-paying jobs  for residents who didn’t have the opportunity to go to college, who are  underemployed, or those who have barriers to employment.” 

At the State of the Union last night, President Biden spoke about how his  administration has created tens of thousands of clean energy jobs here in America.  “The middle class built this country, and unions built the middle class,” the president  said. He highlighted his launching of the American Climate Corps, which will put  20,000 young people to work at the forefront of our clean energy future. As the  president pointed out last night, his administration has taken the most significant  climate action in American history, including removing poisonous lead pipes so that  every child can drink clean water and ending tax breaks for Big Oil. Unlike Trump and  Maga Republicans, President Biden is confronting the climate crisis—not denying it. 

Climate Power’s latest clean energy boom report shows President Biden’s clean  energy plan has helped create over 271,000 clean energy jobs since 2022. In nearly  one and a half years, companies have invested over $352 billion to advance 524 new  clean energy projects, across 47 states and Puerto Rico.