Coal / Energy

Today’s energy jobs are in solar, not coal

NEW YORK, NY – “President Trump has promised to revive the coal industry and double down on fossil fuels, creating “so many energy jobs,” but he has not focused on the increasingly important role of renewable power in America’s energy economy.

Last year, the solar industry employed many more Americans than coal, while wind power topped 100,000 jobs.

Those numbers come from a Department of Energy report published in January by the Obama administration that provides the most complete picture available of American energy employment.

A Department of Energy spokesperson for the current administration declined to discuss the report on the record.”

— Nadja Popovich, New York Times

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