Good news for Tennessee – our state was ranked fifth across the nation in "clean energy jobs" in the first quarter of 2012 by Environmental Entrepreneurs. The group tracks the nation's growth in the clean energy sector and its effects on job creation and community building. Apparently, more than 2,500 new green jobs were created in Tennessee during the first quarter. Our state ranks behind Connecticut, Illinois, California and Indiana. The activity is mainly credited to manufacturing of solar panels and electric vehicles. The report indicated that the median wage for a clean energy job is approximately $5000 higher than the median wage across Tennessee. We hope to see this momentum continue for our state.