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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Solar Energy = JOBS!!!

Question:  Which industry created more jobs in 2014 — solar energy or oil and gas extraction?

Answer:  Solar energy.

Solar installation created almost fifty percent more jobs last year than the oil and gas pipeline construction and crude oil and natural gas extraction industries put together.  And the solar industry is expected to add another 36,000 jobs in 2015.

Solar installers earn from $20 to $24 per hour.  Solar salespeople can earn up to $60 an hour.

Anyone still believe in that mythical “clash” between jobs and the environment?


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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicans act these Solar Jobs are like paying somebody to hug a tree.

Everytime they scream about Obama's Solar Subsidies I would remind them of our old friend the Oil Depletion Allowance:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/03/01/1654501/oil-subsidies-century/

Erik

January 16, 2015 at 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

You're too happy about this Tom. What happens when there is a sunshine spill mr libtard hmmm? Same thing with wind power, what happens with windspills that do so much by way of damage not like oil spills at all. yuk it up lib, drill baby drill.

January 16, 2015 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

It's awesome, the planet killers are running out of arguments!

January 16, 2015 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: I guess the Oil Depletion Allowance is about God and Freedom, and solar energy is just a bunch of treehugging socialists. Or something. Who knows what lurks in the minds of Republicans.

Jess: LOL. Mother Earth would rather have a lot more deep tissue massage, i.e. fracking.

Jim: Don't worry, the planet killers will keep coming up with new arguments.

January 16, 2015 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

They will keep coming up with arguments, all right. After all, things like green energy have been politicized, and even though it is being proven to be the way to go, those on the right who have been brainwashed to hate the left will simply assume anything that flies in the face of their ideology is wrong, and they won't be persuaded.

But for those of us who are willing to consider the facts, what you share is good news. :-)

January 17, 2015 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yup, they'll keep coming up with new arguments and scare stories. There has to be a downside, some sort of hidden hazard, to solar energy; and they're determined to find it. And every time a bird gets caught in a windmill, they'll play up the hazards of wind power, while studiously ignoring the millions of birds and marine animals that have been killed by oil spills.

January 18, 2015 at 4:23 PM  

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