Report finds that clean energy employs 2.5 million in U.S.

By Anmar Frangoul, CNBC News.

The clean energy industry in the U.S. employs over 2.5 million people, according to new analysis released by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a nonpartisan business group. 

The findings in a report, "Clean Jobs America", show that the energy efficiency sector employs 1.9 million Americans, with other sectors such as solar and wind accounting for 299,000 and 77,000 workers respectively. 

"In a short amount of time, clean energy has become a huge part of our workforce and our economy," Bob Keefe, executive director of E2, said in a statement.