Earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic, extra People labored in clear power than there have been faculty lecturers within the nation. In the present day, the booming clear power sector is dealing with lots of of 1000’s of job losses on account of the coronavirus recession. Whereas some corporations have continued to develop, others have taken a giant hit.
What’s going to it take to not solely get these jobs again, however to scale the clear power sector to new heights? What wouldn’t it appear like to place clear power on the heart of a U.S. financial restoration?
On this episode of Political Local weather, we converse to Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, former chief economist for the Obama Administration’s Division of Commerce and resident senior fellow at Third Method, a couple of new survey of American clear power companies on what it can take to reboot the trade. We additionally converse to small enterprise leaders in Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania to learn the way COVID-19 has affected their work and what they’d wish to see from policymakers going ahead.
This dialog comes as bipartisan clear power laws is advancing in each the Home and Senate. However prospects for a remaining invoice stay unsure as Republicans give attention to nominating a brand new Supreme Court docket Justice following the dying of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Really useful studying:
Third Method: How Clear Vitality Companies Can Survive and Thrive After COVID-19
PV Tech: Lacklustre job development leaves 14% of US’ clear power workforce unemployed
E&E Information: Clear power push caught in congressional chaos
The Hill: Home passes sweeping clear power invoice
Verge: Democrats unveil new agenda for financial restoration and local weather motion
A Inexperienced Financial Restoration: International Tendencies and Classes for america
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