Kern EDC: Kern Co. Played Part in Calif. Clean Energy Ranking

Non-profit business group Environmental Entrepreneurs says California finished only behind Nevada in the creation of clean energy jobs last year.

Fiona Lytle is with the Kern Economic Development Corporation and says Kern County played a major role in the state getting that honor in 2014.

“The renewable energy history has generated 800 manufacturing jobs, 1,600 professional and indirect permanent local jobs, and wind will pump $50 million in property tax revenue into the local economy,” she said.

Nationwide, about 47,000 clean energy and transportation jobs were created last year.

– Anthony Pollreisz