Trump says he’s “all in” to bring back jobs to USA but what was his first related order? Heavy oil pipelines…
Trump, look where the jobs are happening by the thousands:
“Electric Power Generation and Fuels technologies directly employ more than 1.9 million workers. In 2016, 55 percent, or 1.1 million, of these employees worked in traditional coal, oil, and gas, while almost 800,000 workers were employed in low carbon emission generation technologies, including renewables, nuclear, and advanced/low emission natural gas. Just under 374,000 individuals work, in whole or in part, for solar firms, with more than 260,000 of those employees spending the majority of their time on solar. There are an additional 102,000 workers employed at wind firms across the nation. The solar workforce increased by 25% in 2016, while wind employment increased by 32%.”
See that? Solar and wind increased 25-32% per annum from a good base while “conventional” dirty fuels are declining rapidly like coal and oil. Natural gas is taking their jobs, not Mexico, not China, not NAFTA.
“There are currently 373,807 Americans that spend some portion of their time working to manufacture, install, distribute, or provide professional services to solar technologies across the nation; of these, roughly seven in ten workers or about 260,077 spend at least half of their time supporting the solar portion of business. Solar employers reported that they expect to increase employment by seven percent over the next year. The majority of total employment is in photovoltaic technologies, with a small portion just over nine percent of workers supporting concentrating solar technologies.”
So, why aren’t you sending those unemployed coal-miners and manufacturers back to school learning how to do wind and solar? They’d have a brighter future, and better working conditions too, I imagine, lightening the load on healthcare for the nation.