Renewable Energy Is Creating Jobs 12 Times Faster Than the Rest of the Economy

As reported in Fortune on January 27, 2017

The solar and wind industries are each creating jobs at a rate 12 times faster than that of the rest of the U.S. economy, according to a new report.

The study, published by the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps program, says that solar and wind jobs have grown at rates of about 20% annually in recent years, and sustainability now collectively represents four to four and a half million jobs in the U.S., up from 3.4 million in 2011.

The renewable energy sector has seen rapid growth over recent years, driven largely by (more…)

German Solar Tour Part 4

by Samuel Yates, CEO

wind-and-solarToday, our travels took us from Rothenburg in Franconia to Dresden in Saxony, part of the former Eastern Bloc held by the former Soviet Union after World War II.

This 250-mile stretch included a veritable smorgasbord of renewable energy. We passed no less than 2000 windmills stretched out around the Autobahn–at times, up to 100 are clearly visible in all directions.  Surrounding this Federal Motorway are dozens upon dozens of utility scale Solar Farms!

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