Report Unveils that U.S. Solar Industry Employs More People than Fossil Fuel Industry

by Genna Gores

The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report, reveals that the renewable energy industry employs more people than the entire fossil fuel industry (including petroleum oil, natural gas, and coal). The report goes on to compare employment opportunities between 2015 and 2016 for all types of energy within the Electric Power Generation sector, which includes: solar, wind, geothermal, bioenergy, hydropower, nuclear, fossil fuels, and other generation/fuels. It is evident with this report that solar and other renewable energies are a rapidly growing industry with increasing employment opportunities for Americans. Continue reading

Scott Weiner Proposes Tough Solar Panel Bill for California

by Genna Gores

With the inauguration of Donald Trump, and a cabinet full of climate deniers, it is now up to states to lead the charge in the fight against climate change. California, a trailblazer in climate change initiatives, will be very important in the upcoming four years to help lead the country on green initiatives. Even before the Trump Administration took office Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco—a newly elected California state senator—started proposing a new solar panel legislation. Continue reading