Why is the US Government turning back to petroleum when clean energy means JOBS JOBS JOBS? [Greg Laden's Blog]

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Why is the US Government turning back to petroleum when clean energy means JOBS JOBS JOBS? [Greg Laden's Blog]

The solar energy field now produces the larest share of jobs in US Power generation. There are 374,000 jobs i Solar right now, compared to fewer than 190,00 in coal, gas, and oil.

This corresponds to shifts in the amount of electricity produced by these various sources, as indicated in the Department of Energy graph shown above.

The biggest states for this job growth are California followed distantly by Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, Florida, and North Carolina.

Given current trends inside the beltway, I expect the Department of Energy to make this report disappear so 2017 US Energy and Jobs Report_0.

(Why?)

Published at Wed, 25 Jan 2017 01:03:52 +0000