How sustainable energy is better for job creation than fossil fuels

How sustainable energy is better for job creation than fossil fuels

How sustainable energy is better for job creation than fossil fuels

01/28/17

“When the data adds up, does sustainable energy result for more and better jobs than fossil fuels?”

 

        One of the most common diatribes launched against investment in renewable energy is that such ventures are wastes of money which should go into more economically fossil fuels. However, instead of accepting such claims blindly, how about we act as scientists and analyze such claims empirically?

        Well, it turns out that a group of individuals at the World Bank decided to conduct such a study for the United States. To measure the economic potential each form of energy (solar, wind, coal, etc.), data was strewn from the jobs created per million dollars of investment. From this data, it was found that not only are clean energy industries over twice as effective on average than fossil fuels but also result in a higher percentage of direct jobs. Needless to say, renewable energy is anything but the overpriced caricature that oil companies make it out to be, and is a most logical option for the United States. So please, if you are a citizen or resident of the country (or the world for that matter), please stand together to combat the nefarious attempts by the current administration to hamstring all efforts by joining in the upcoming March for Science.

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