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Solar jobs have grown 20 percent a year since 2012; coal, not so much

Solar jobs have grown 20 percent a year since 2012; coal, not so much

Here's a little quiz on a topic much discussed over the past couple of years: jobs. How many people work in the U.S. coal industry? Not just miners, but office staff, too. And, how many people work for solar-energy companies in the U.S.? DON'T MISS: Clean energy provides far more U.S. jobs than... read more

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Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Clean energy provides far more U.S. jobs than fossil fuels: analysis

Yesterday, U.S. president Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to begin the process of rolling back pretty much every vestige of U.S. efforts to address climate change... read more March 29, 2017 by


 
Production line at GM’s Orion Assembly plant in Michigan

Ignore politicians: lower fuel-economy rules don't create jobs, analyst says

A common refrain among critics of current and future fuel-economy standards is that the need to comply with them produces job cuts in the auto industry. It's a theme picked... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
wind farm

Bipartisan governors' group urges Trump to back solar, wind power

The new presidential administration seems poised to take a radically different approach to energy policy than its predecessor. That approach is founded on denial of accepted... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Nevada treasurer, Faraday's nemesis, turns eye toward Tesla tax-credit transfer

The state of Nevada has been fairly generous to startup electric-car makers that pledge to establish manufacturing operations within its borders. After offering a generous... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Carmakers ask Trump to review EPA rules, use discredited job projection

Just days after the presidential election, an automaker lobbying group wrote Donald Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned exhaust-emission... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen plant

Electric cars lead to carmaker job cuts: new flashpoint?

It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. Automation has eliminated many of the jobs performed by... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla jobs at Fremont could exceed those in GM-Toyota days with Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he wants his company to be building 500,000 electric cars a year by 2018. That's an ambitious goal, but at least one necessary piece of the... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen ID electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Electric cars will require 10,000-plus job cuts at VW, says HR chief

As it works to pull itself out of the quagmire of the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, VW Group has ambitious plans to add more electric cars to its lineup. Right now, the... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
Production version of VW’s CrossBlue concept to be built in Chattanooga

EPA could hurt U.S. jobs with diesel scandal fines, VW labor chief warns

The ongoing Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal was newly roiled by this week's news that the company's U.S. CEO Michael Horn was leaving the company, effective immediately... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory Jobs, Investments Fell Short Of Projections Last Year

Tesla's decision to build its massive lithium-ion battery-cell "Gigafactory" at a site near Reno, Nevada, was made in part because of generous incentives offered by the state... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Motors Has More Than 1,600 Jobs Open, Many For Engineers

As it works to increase sales volumes, Tesla has some ambitious plans for the next few years. The carmaker has several large projects in the works, including its Nevada... read more December 10, 2015 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Recruits U.S. Military Veterans To Build Electric Cars In California

The environmental benefits of electric cars are obvious, but cutting emissions is far from the only way carmakers can play a positive role in society. Many U.S. military... read more July 12, 2014 by


 
2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)

Ford EcoBoost: Turbo Gasoline Engines The Near Green Future?

The main benefits of Ford's Ecoboost line of engines may be fuel efficiency and performance, but their popularity is resulting in another positive outcome. Ford has sold more... read more February 21, 2013 by 2


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

Electric Cars Represent U.S. Jobs, Says Michigan Governor Granholm

Want to support American jobs? Then support electric cars. That's the message from former Michigan governor, Jennifer M. Granholm. Granholm was governor of the state when... read more November 29, 2012 by 6


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

House Bill Demands Safety, Jobs Analysis Of Gas-Mileage Rules

Politics is at best a messy and adversarial process. Add in a presidential election and the currently polarized political mood, and anything at all done by government is... read more September 24, 2012 by 6


 

 
 

 
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