Fossil fuel industry cut jobs in 2021 despite growth in production, Energy Department reports

Fossil fuel industry cut jobs in 2021 despite growth in production, Energy Department reports

This post was originally published on this siteJobs in the renewable energy sector grew in 2021 as fossil fuel employment declined — even as fossil fuel production increased — according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Energy.

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In West Virginia, the clean-energy transition rests on Joe Manchin

In West Virginia, the clean-energy transition rests on Joe Manchin

This post was originally published on this siteWest Virginians’ skepticism about a clean-energy shift — whether from Sen. Joe Manchin III or even those working on a new wind farm — complicates President Biden’s climate push.

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Green groups say gas crisis makes transition to renewables even more urgent

Green groups say gas crisis makes transition to renewables even more urgent

This post was originally published on this siteEnvironmentalist groups and Democrats see the recent ban on imports of Russian oil and the ban’s effects on American gas prices as a further incentive to accelerate development of renewable energy.  The ban came the same week average gas…

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Fishing industry worries Biden offshore wind effort will cost jobs

Fishing industry worries Biden offshore wind effort will cost jobs

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration’s push to expand offshore wind development is pitting advocates for commercial fishing against the renewable energy industry. The former is concerned about potential disruptions to their business, while the latter is…

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