Monday, 25 February 2019

Under Trump's Tariffs, The US Lost 20,000 Solar Energy Jobs

Under Trump's Tariffs, The US Lost 20,000 Solar Energy Jobs

2016 was the best year on record for solar energy in the United States. A report from the U.S. Department of Energy at the time showed that solar energy was responsible for a much larger share of employment in the electric power sector (43%) than the whole of the fossil fuel industry combined (22%). With such robust numbers, it seemed as though solar energy, and renewables more broadly, were about to revolutionize the energy sector in the United States and lead the push towards cleaner energy and lower carbon emissions.

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