If you still think that cutting carbon emissions will kill our economy, consider California.

A report out Wednesday says that the number of Californians working in clean-energy jobs jumped by 18 percent between 2014 and 2015. That means the field is adding jobs at six times the rate of overall job growth in California. More Californians now work in energy efficiency or renewable energy production than in agriculture, forestry, and fishing. It’s bigger than Hollywood, TV, and radio combined.

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What’s more, they’re diverse (38 percent of workers identify as racial or ethnic minorities), though predominantly male (74 percent).

All of these stats come from the Advanced Energy Economy Institute’s new study, which favors the term “Advanced Energy” instead of “green.” As I read through it, I couldn’t help basking in delight at this good news. But I wondered, “Just what is an Advanced Energy job? Because I have never seen this phrase before.”