Oil and gas industry job projections are often inflated and based on poor methodology, with many jobs — including the highest paying — filled by highly specialized out-of-state workers, and those created locally subject to the industry’s inherent boom-and-bust cycle. The renewable energy industry alone has grown at twice the rate of the overall economy, and green jobs now employ more people than the entire fossil fuel industry.
Ahead of the U.N. Climate Summit, the Obama administration has come up with a way to support our farmers and our military veterans — while at the same time helping our economy and our environment. How? More clean energy.