Solar Power Employs Twice As Many As Coal In US

Solar Power Employs Twice As Many As Coal In US

According to a report produced by the National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Futures Initiative, there are more than twice as many solar power jobs in the US as coal industry jobs. “Solar energy firms employed, in whole or in part, 350,000 individuals in 2017, with more than 250,000 of those employees spending the majority of their time on solar. Coal-fired generation employment held steady at 92,000 jobs.”

President Trump blows a lot of wind about trying to bring back coal jobs, but if he was paying attention, he would have to admit the growth is in solar jobs. It’s almost as though he is energy blind.

The success of the solar power industry to employ hundreds of thousands of Americans somehow receives almost no recognition, and yet it could easily be celebrated, and should be.

Furthermore, who wants a job working with coal? Breathing coal dust can cause respiratory diseases: “These diseases are progressive, and they have no cure. More than 76,000 miners have died of black lung since 1968, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor.”

How many people have died installing solar panels?

See https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/29/solar-power-employs-twice-as-many-as-coal-in-us/

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According to a report produced by the National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Futures Initiative, there are more than twice as many solar power jobs in the US

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