28 Feb '17, 4pm

Clean power generates American jobs and competitiveness and unlocks economic vitality:

Transformations in the U.S. energy sector toward renewable sources have led to increased employment, more efficient energy use and procurement, and greater investments in technical innovation. Withdrawing federal support from the Clean Air Act , including the Clean Power Plan, will slow this progress but will not undermine it. Clean Power Creates American Jobs Renewable energy and energy efficiency are now top employers in the United States and remain on a growth trajectory. The solar and wind industries are both creating jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy. Renewable energy employment in the United States increased by 6 percent in 2015, reaching 769,000 jobs. Within the sector, the solar industry saw a 25 percent growth in employment in 2016, taking total employment to 260,000 . This significantly exceeds U.S jobs in oil and gas extraction (177,000 ) an...

Full article: https://www.bsr.org/en/our-insights/blog-view/clean-power...

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