Public Resource
AAPI Trends in the Clean Energy Workforce
Clean Energy for American Education Fund
The AAPI community is an integral part of our growing clean energy economy. AAPI workers represent around 8 percent of the clean energy workforce, slightly higher than both the overall energy industry and the national average. Looking into specific sectors, their share of the workforce is even higher. In the solar industry, AAPI workers constitute 9% of the workforce, while in the wind industry, this figure rises to 10%. Plus, the AAPI community is represented at the heights of the decarbonization movement. They are thought leaders and activists. Kristy Drutman is a Filipina-American climate activist who founded Brown Girl Green, an online platform educating people about environmental justice and sustainability. However, there is more progress to be made. Across our nation’s workforce, representation for the AAPI community in leadership positions has been lacking, especially for AAPI women.