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Thursday
Feb232017

Trump is foolish to ignore jobs opportunities in the flourishing renewable energy sector

In a February 5, 2017 article for Truthout, Linda Pentz Gunter makes the case that, if the Trump administration is serious about creating great American jobs, it should be looking to the renewable energy sector, not fossil fuels and nuclear energy. You can read the full article here. In it, she cites the World Nuclear Industry Status Report and other sources and writes:

"The United States has been steadily increasing its investment in renewable energy, according to figures in the 2016 World Nuclear Industry Status Report, which compares the nuclear and renewable energy sectors in terms of growth, installed capacity, electricity generation and general trends. However, the US -- while second in the world with $44.1 billion invested in renewable energy development in 2015 -- still lags far behind China, which invested $102.9 billion that same year."

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"Indeed, as Tomás Carbonell of Environmental Defense Fund wrote in December 2016, the clean energy sector "currently supports hundreds of thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs around the country, and employs far more people than the coal or oil and gas industries."