21 Sep '11, 11am

Over 100,000 Americans work in solar industry

Over 100,000 Americans work in solar industry

A worker installs solar panels for the Oregon Department of Transportation. Photo: Oregon DOT Cross-posted from Climate Progress . This Thursday, Republicans in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are holding a hearing called "How Obama's Green Energy Agenda is Killing Jobs." Could they make their ideological opposition to clean energy any more clear? The Solyndra bankruptcy and subsequent layoff of 1,100 workers has given opponents a platform to rail on green jobs as some kind of fantasy -- even when the evidence suggests otherwise. Case in point: There are now 100,237 jobs in the American solar industry , according to preliminary figures released this morning by the Solar Foundation. The organization is currently putting together its second solar jobs census, which will be released next month. The census tracks a diverse range of jobs in solar photovoltai...

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