Everyone is talking about renewable energy. Renewable energy is part of the Obama administration’s plan and part of the stimulus plan. Renewable energy is front and center to the State’s energy master plan and its Global Warming Response Act. Well, wind and solar energy is also a major employer and economic driver. I saw a couple of days ago over at Renewable + Law that wind and solar employees more people than the coal industry.
That is fairly amazing considering on how little electricity the country generates from renewables compared to the almost 50% from coal. It does mean that by investing in renewables government will be driving employment. I hope this also means that are at a tipping point away from fossil fuels and moving towards a more sustainable manner for generating energy.