Renewables produces the least energy per worker

Even as some people would like to see a rebirth of the coal industry in the US, it’s renewable energy that keeps generating good news.

Over the next decade, jobs for solar panel installers and wind turbine technicians will grow twice as fast as any other occupation, according to a Bloomberg analysis of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’s biennial employment projections released yesterday.
Renewable produce the least amount of energy per worker.  They currently employ more people than the fossil fuel business yet produce between 5 and 10 percent of the energy and at a greater cost, with less reliability or the ability to scale to meet demand.  To taught their job creation potential is like digging a canal with spoons rather than more efficient tools.


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