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Trump’s Tariffs Cost Americans 62,000 Solar Jobs

December 6th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Trump's tariffs have harmed Americans by raising prices, cutting jobs, and losing the US billions in investment opportunities. From 2017–2021, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) expects 62,000 fewer jobs in the solar industry — which is more than the entire US coal mining industry


Global Renewable Energy Industry Employs 11 Million People

June 17th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The International Renewable Energy Agency reported last week that 11 million people were employed in the renewable energy industry around the world in 2018, a 6% increase over 2017 and continued proof that the industry continues to increase its role in the global economy and energy mix. 


Solar Power Jobs Program Developed For At-Risk Youth

December 31st, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

A program has been created by HBI and IREC to help at-risk youth get jobs in the solar power industry. Solar power job training and credentialing can help the target audience gain valuable skills and experience to help them advance in their careers. There are several million Americans who are in the 16-24 year-old age bracket who are not working or enrolled in school. Solar jobs are skilled and pay much better than typical fare for this age group such as working in the fast food industry.


Solar Power Employs Twice As Many As Coal In US

June 29th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

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 Jobs Could More Than Double In New Mexico

April 29th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

An American Jobs Project report has found that solar jobs in New Mexico could more than double by 2030. Projected growth of the New Mexico solar industry over the next 12 years could increase solar jobs to 6,800 from the current figure of about 2,500.


MSNBC Analyst Bombs In Trump Solar Tariffs Comment

March 18th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

MSNBC gets a lot of things right. In fact, it may be the best mainstream media outlet when it comes to focusing on what's important and when it comes to keeping nonsensical political spin off its shows. However, it seems the outlet doesn't know energy


Renewable Energy Has More Economic Benefits Than You Know

March 10th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Renewable energy is already cheaper than other energy options in most of the world, but it comes with other economic and societal benefits as well. Because of the number of countries investing in renewable energy, the complexity of their national economies and their energy infrastructure details, it isn’t possible to cover everything in one online article. The subject would be better addressed in a book. So, this article is intended only to be a snapshot of some key high-level points


MSNBC & CNBC Miss The Key Points Of Trump Solar Tariffs Story

January 26th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The recent news about tariffs on Chinese solar panels brought out how little MSNBC staff follow the energy industry and how little they understand what the problems are with this specific trade case. Bringing in CNBC Editor-at-Large John Harwood didn't help either, as he also didn't note (and didn't seem to not know) the most important points of the story


Renewable Energy Has Many Benefits For People, The Economy, & The Environment

January 11th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Renewable energy has historically been seen as an alternative to burning fossil fuels like coal and petroleum products for consumable energy. However, we have come to learn that far more than the core reasons for pursuing renewable energy, there are plenty of other benefits of clean, renewable energy. It has become increasingly clear that renewable energy is just better than fossil fuels — for people and the environment


Despite Trump Tantrums, Growth Of Solar Power Strongest In Red States & Republicans Love Solar

October 24th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Donald Trump's desire to pollute America's skies with millions of tons of poisonous gases from coal-fired generating plants is running into a problem. It costs too much money. In many so-called red states that voted for Trump, the demand for solar power is rising and creating jobs faster than any other sector of the economy, according to research by Greentech Media


New French President Invites Cleantech & Climate Leaders From USA To Ditch Donald Trump, USA (Video)

May 11th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

We've written a few times about how China has the opportunity (and seems to be taking it) to increase its global influence and power thanks to the Trump presidency. There are various avenues for achieving that, but the largest of them seems to be Trump's science denial and absurd ideas regarding global warming and sensible climate action. Now, another global superpower is following suit with this opening, but much more directly


No Executive Order Can Make The Clean Energy Economy Disappear — In 9 Bullets

April 8th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

While President Trump’s executive order turning back many Obama-era climate change policies is great optics for his energy policy conservative base and fossil fuel donors, it doesn’t change the facts of the new energy economy. Since we know President Trump likes short briefings, here are the hard truths about the future of energy in this country and many other parts of the world that are driven by market forces rather than politics


10 Ways That President Trump Can Create Jobs

March 6th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Instead of trying to return the country to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with fossil fuels, he should be focusing on the sector that’s growing 12 times faster than the rest of the US economy and be promoting renewable energy



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