With the climate crisis hanging over their heads, Gen Z is determined to make a positive impact on their world, to create the future they need out of the crisis that exists today.
Rural communities that embrace the transition to renewables and are helped by government policies and investments will reap economic benefits while combatting climate change.
Renewable energy creates jobs. Repurposing coal-powered plants for renewables can provide jobs and revitalize the communities where they are located.
The Department of Energy released their US Energy and Employment Jobs Report this week. Clean energy jobs are rebounding after the loss of jobs in 2020 and they pay more than the national median salary.
Placing solar farms on closed landfills, or toxic waste cleanup sites, or abandoned mines will spare land needed for farming or development and create cleaner, greener energy.
Manufacturing batteries in the US will do more than create manufacturing jobs, it will lift communities out of economic recession. We need to reclaim our supply chain to assure good manufacturing jobs here at home.
We are close to a tipping point where the electric vehicles we want to drive could be created in the US and be comparably priced if we build the manufacturing infrastructure to make the parts and assemble the vehicles here at home.
Green energy jobs need to bring fossil fuel workers and their communities along for the long haul by retraining and education that will guarantee a smooth transition for everyone.
The potential for hydrokinetic energy to positively impact power grid resilience and jobs creation is there, and entrepreneurs are building proof that it works and that it can scale.
Offshore wind is part of the Biden administration’s plan to create good jobs and mitigate climate change. With leases already on the books, fast tracking research and approvals will move us all closer to those goals.