The Future Of Jobs In The Wind
Reasons For Hope: The Answer Is Blowin’ In The Wind; Learn how wind energy is an engine for job creation across the US.
January 19, 2018 (Climate Reality Project)
“…Wind energy isn’t just a clean alternative to the fossil fuels driving the climate crisis – it’s also an engine for job creation across the US…As the coal industry continues to decline, many former fossil fuel workers in cities and towns across the US are seeing which way the wind is blowing and training for new careers in renewable energy…[In Casper, Wyoming, Goldwind Americas, runs] a wind energy technician training program that teaches former fossil fuel workers to operate and maintain wind technology across the country…[The decline of the fossil fuel industry in Wyoming and other areas across the US] has created opportunities for experienced workers to transfer their valuable skills to new jobs in new sectors like wind…[Recent employment data shows] the US wind sector put over 101,000 Americans to work in 2016 – a 32 percent increase from the previous year. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that wind technician jobs are expected to increase 108 percent over the next decade…[A] recent study found that investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency create more jobs than expanding the fossil fuel sector…” click here for more