Skip to comments.US Clean Energy Sector May Lose 500,000 Jobs By June Without Federal Aid (only 10.75 years left)
Posted on 04/20/2020 6:47:04 PM PDT by Libloather
The coronavirus crisis is cutting a savage swath through the U.S. clean energy industry some 106,000 jobs in the sector vanished in the month of March alone as demand evaporated amid nationwide stay-at-home orders
Moreover, that one-month job loss was greater than what the industry gained in jobs in all of 2019.
By June of this year, the clean energy sector may lose up to 500,000 jobs or 15% of the countrys entire clean energy workforce -- according to a study by clean energy advocacy group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), in cooperation with the American Council on Renewable Energy, E4TheFuture and BW Research Partnership.
The March job cuts were heavily concentrated in only three sub-sectors of clean energy: energy efficiency (69,800 jobs lost); renewable energy (16,500 jobs); and clean vehicles (12,300 jobs). Many of these ex-employees worked as electricians, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technicians, construction workers; solar installers; wind industry engineers and technicians.
March represented a dramatic setback for the U.S. clean energy industry at the end of 2019, the sector employed almost 3.4 million people. In that year, clean energy accounted for more than half of job growth in the entire energy sector employing almost three times as many people as the fossil fuel industry.
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Well do we really need clean energy when no one is doing anything?
When oil prices are negative its they cant say renewables are cheaper.
Well, as one of the terrible people that works (maybe) in the oil sector, I’ll put on my ass hole hat that so many throw out at oil producers. Screw these people it was the oil and gas industry that helped bring this economy back when Obama was in office. These folks are late to the party and are a net negative, you do not deserve the help.
That’s a start.
America needs to GTF back to work and business YESTERDAY!!!!! We can deal with the virus as we rebuild the economy. F-the left!
EVERY time I see or hear the words “Clean energy” or “Green energy” it comes across as SCAM, think Solyndra scandal.
Im a solar contractor. We DONT NEED THE GUVMINT
THERE ARE NO MORE SUBSIDIES. WE DONT CARE
PARTS FOR A BIG HOUSE ARE LIKE 5-10 k $. Thats it
No more utility bill. Ever !
You mean the industry where we have to get all supplies and tech from Communist China BECAUSE they stole it?
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