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The Veteran’s Guide to Solar Jobs (2022)

The Veteran’s Guide to Solar Jobs (2022)

The solar industry offers job opportunities for candidates with diverse skill sets and experiences.  The jobs that may come to mind first are technical in nature (installers and electricians are the backbones of the workforce), but the industry is supported by a wide range of job functions including communications, project management, engineering and more. These […]

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    New Coal Mine Opens, Employs Just 70 People

    New Coal Mine Opens, Employs Just 70 People

    Is this what Donald Trump meant when he campaigned on being the “greatest jobs president that God ever created”? The president celebrated the 70 whole jobs created by the Acosta mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, the nation’s newest coal mine. “When I ended the ‘war on coal,’ I said I would put our incredible miners—and […]

    4 Ways Renewable Energy Is the Fastest Path to a Booming Economy

    4 Ways Renewable Energy Is the Fastest Path to a Booming Economy

    By Ryan Schleeter Still think the Keystone XL pipeline will create tens of thousands of permanent jobs? Think again. Throughout his young presidency, Donald Trump has repeatedly justified his administration’s love for the fossil fuel industry with the nuanced and insightful argument of “JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!” Unfortunately for him, tweeting something in all caps does […]

    10 States Leading the Pack in Clean Energy Jobs

    10 States Leading the Pack in Clean Energy Jobs

    By Joel Jaeger The solar, wind and energy efficiency industries already employ millions of people in the U.S. and they’re poised to grow. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are 374,000 American jobs in solar energy, 102,000 in wind energy and more than 2.2 million related to energy efficiency. For comparison, 160,000 Americans […]

    Top Coal CEO to Trump: You Can’t Bring Coal Jobs Back

    Top Coal CEO to Trump: You Can’t Bring Coal Jobs Back

    Despite President Trump’s promise last week at a Kentucky rally that “a lot of coal miners are going back to work” as a result of his executive order, most experts, analysts and even coal industry executives caution that the administration’s moves to roll back the Clean Power Plan may do little to help bring back […]

    Sun Sets on Big Oil Jobs

    Sun Sets on Big Oil Jobs

    By Andy Rowell Earlier this month when Donald Trump cancelled legislation that required oil and gas companies to disclose taxes and other payments to foreign governments, the president said he was “bringing back jobs big-league.” It's Official: #Trump Gives Big Gift to Big Oil https://t.co/YwhpdONCon @billmckibben @climatehawk1 @SierraClub @NRDC @greenpeaceusa @350 — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) February […]

    Solar Employs More Workers Than Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Combined

    Solar Employs More Workers Than Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Combined

    U.S. solar energy companies employ more workers than any other energy industry, including coal, oil and natural gas combined, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report. 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy and the energy efficiency sector, which added more than 300,000 net new jobs […]

    Congressional Inaction Threatens Middle Class Wind Jobs Across America

    Congressional Inaction Threatens Middle Class Wind Jobs Across America

    Center for American Progress Congress has been unable to extend vital tax credits for the wind industry, causing incredible uncertainty for investors in the fast-growing wind sector and threatening thousands of jobs across America, like those at Alliant Energy in Iowa highlighted in the video released by the Center for American Progress Dec. 20. With […]