Green City Times has recently written about the increase in clean energy employment opportunities. Clean energy jobs include jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and range from wind turbine technician and solar panel installer to maintenance of smart meters to manufacturing LED light bulbs and electric cars. In fact, in the United States, clean energy jobs outnumber fossil fuel jobs by 5-to-1, and employment opportunities in wind and solar energy are growing at 12 times the rate of jobs throughout the rest of the U.S. economy.
It is high time that all public policy officials from local municipalities' city council members to state and federal representatives and senators focus on the quickly growing segment of the jobs market that is clean energy jobs. The Democratic governor of Washington, and 2020 presidential hopeful, Jay Inslee, has put together an extensive, detailed plan to create a substantial uptick of clean energy jobs in the United States -
"The Inslee plan sits on five pillars:
In total, the plan would see the federal government spending $3 trillion on investment in fighting climate change and green technology over 10 years. Inslee believes it would leverage an additional $6 trillion over the same period in private money.
The plan would create a $90 billion Green Bank to help deploy green technology to communities and launch a Clean Water for All initiative that would spend $82 billion to close the ... annual funding gap in critical drinking water, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure.
The proposal would also boost the investment in electric vehicle and battery technology, as well as establish a "ederal 'Buy Clean' Program to help close the carbon loophole and support domestic industries and workers." - from: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/16/politics/jay-inslee-2020-jobs-plan-clean-energy-infrastructure/index.html