Do solar jobs outnumber coal jobs?

Posted on: March 15th, 2017 by rgadmin

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At one time, there were buggy whips sold in every town in the United States; today not so much.

Same with typewriter, pay phones and fax machines.

Progress is relentless.

Coal jobs are being replaced with automation or by cheaper sources of power generation. What does that mean to the jobs; they change.

Illinois and Indiana are replacing coal jobs and the electricity it generates with jobs in wind and solar generated electricity. The same is happening in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

In the U.S. (as of 2015), there were 65,971 direct coal jobs compared to 260,077 solar power workers. A difference of nearly 200,000 jobs. Yes, solar jobs are in different locations and require different skills.

Progress is relentless.  

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