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US Solar Industry Poised to Lose 114,000 Jobs and Counting from COVID through June

, director of energy research, Clean Energy

With the US and global economy in free-fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the renewable energy industry is hemorrhaging projects and jobs at a faster rate than the overall economy. As of the end of April, more than half a million US clean energy workers are now out of work, and the number is still climbing. What is increasingly clear is that if we don’t take immediate action to stem the bleeding, the US will lose a big chunk of what was one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy and, in the long term, could result in a serious setback in efforts to address climate change.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik
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US Must Do More to Meet Paris Climate Change Commitments

, Policy Director and Lead Economist, Climate & Energy

New analysis details how much power sector policies are contributing to the US 2025 global warming emission reduction goals. The bottom line: they make a serious dent in emissions but much more is needed to deliver on the promise of Paris. Read more >

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A Powerful 1-2 Punch: Renewable Energy Tax Credits and the Clean Power Plan

, director of state policy & analysis, Clean Energy

Together they can work to provide a powerful and affordable boost for clean energy while helping to cut carbon dioxide from the power sector. New analysis also finds that these policies can deliver significant economic and health benefits to consumers nationwide. Read more >

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