Report: Clean energy creates more jobs than coal

12/6/2010 | BigThink.com

There are now roughly as many wind-energy workers in America as there are coal miners, in a sign of the clean-energy sector's increasing ability to create jobs. Including subsidiary industries, coal now accounts for about 0.12% of the U.S. workforce, writes Matthew C. Nisbet -- about as much as the wind, solar and biofuel sectors combined. The difference, Nisbet notes, is that coal employment is plummeting, while clean-energy employment rates are set to increase for decades to come.

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