Some 360,000 Americans now work in the solar industry, more than in nukes and coal combined. In fact, more Americans are now working in California’s solar industry than are digging coal nationwide. And the U.S. wind business now employs more than 100,000 people. But President Donald Trump wants to change that. He has already slammed the solar industry’s growth by slapping a 30 percent tariff on imported Chinese panels, slowing installations nationwide. He’s also contemplating using an obscure Korean War-era “emergency” ordinance that would let the government bailout money-losing coal and nuclear plants at the expense of renewables.
Progressive 24th May 2018 read more »