13 Jan '17, 6pm

New @ENERGY report finds US #windpower jobs crack 100K, w/more jobs than coal, gas, nuclear or hydro plants

Washington, D.C., January 13, 2017 — Wind power employs just over 100,000 Americans according to new data released today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), more than work at nuclear, natural gas, coal, or hydroelectric power plants. “Wind means opportunity and job security for over 100,000 Americans,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association. “The Department of Energy’s new jobs data underscore the incredible impact of wind power in creating American jobs. Wind workers directly contribute to our nation’s energy independence and economic success story. We’re especially proud of helping America’s veterans find well-paying jobs after their service, employing them at a rate that is 50 percent higher than the national average.” These wind jobs can be found across the nation. According to DOE, Texas is home to nearly 25 percent of American wind workers....

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