Could solar & wind jobs absorb coal industry layoffs?
The growth of solar- and wind-related jobs could easily absorb coal-industry layoffs over the next 15 years and provide full-time careers, if investments are made to retrain workers. That’s according to a new study from Oregon State University and the Michigan Technological University. Dan Whitten with the Solar Energy Industries Association says the country just reached the one-millionth solar installation, and it isn’t slowing down. Indiana is home to more than 80 solar companies employing about 16-hundred people, ranking the state 21st in the nation. The solar industry is expected to add 345-megawatts of solar power over the next five years.
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