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Solar Employs More Americans than Coal, Oil and Gas Combined


According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation sector’s workforce in 2016, while fossil fuels combined accounted for just 22 percent.


Americans Strongly Support Expansion of Solar Power


Of U.S. adults favor expanding use of solar power, while only 9% oppose it, according to the Pew Research Center. “That sentiment bridges the partisan divide, with large majorities from across the political spectrum favoring more use of this alternative source.”


Renewables Exceed Fracked Oil as Energy Resource

6.2 million barrels

The equivalent energy in barrels that leading renewable-energy technologies will add daily to the global energy mix, exceeding the 5.7 million barrels a day pumped from U.S. shale oil wells since 2010, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Bloomberg: “New wind turbines and solar panels worldwide will provide more energy over the next five years than U.S. shale-oil production has over the past five.” … “’Wind and solar are on track to exceed 100 gigawatts in new installations for the first time,’ the analysts wrote. Solar and wind energy are saving a gigaton of carbon dioxide emissions annually and the market for four leading low-carbon technologies is now worth more than $600 billion per year.”




Solar Energy Output Predicted to Double This Year

7.4 million megawatt-hours

Amount of electricity from solar energy the U.S. Energy Information Administration said was generated through June, enough to power about 685,000 homes per year, reports the Washington Examiner. “Aided by a mishmash of federal and state incentives, coupled with plummeting solar panel prices, installations are increasing all over the country — generation this year is more than double the 3.5 million megawatt-hours over the same period last year.”

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Solar Freakin’ Roadways Can Change the World

If you’re down in the dumps and worried, feeling like we might be witnessing the end of the world as we’ve known it and there’s nothing we can really do about global warming and climate change, then you’ve got to watch this video. Seriously. Watch it now.