06 Mar '12, 1pm

In Rush Limbaugh Land, Hundreds of Thousands of Wind & Solar Energy Jobs Don't

In Rush Limbaugh Land, Hundreds of Thousands of Wind & Solar Energy Jobs Don't

Rush Limbaugh’s on a roll. He recently made one of the most sexist public comments of our era, and he’s now attacking solar & wind energy businesses and employees. He said this week that “There’s no solar energy business yet. There’s no wind energy yet.” Odd, given that over 100,000 American jobs now come from the solar energy industry , and many more come from the wind energy industry. Solar Energy Reality Passing the 100,000 jobs mark in 2011, it’s expected the solar industry will hit 125,000 jobs by August 2012. With a jobs growth rate of 6.8% from August 2010 to September 2011, according to the most recent national solar jobs census, the solar industry creamed the national jobs growth rate of 0.7% and was on the other side of the table from the 2% decline in fossil-fuel-industry jobs. Also, as noted in December, “The vast majority of the 5,000 companies that make up th...

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