Green jobs are still (mostly) promising


“Companies were adopting large-scale energy-efficiency measures. Households were switching to solar, and individuals and families were purchasing alternative-energy cars. The government was supporting sweeping measures to turn dirty energy clean. And jobs — in solar and wind installation, clean car engineering, green building and more — swiftly were being added to the marketplace to meet increasing demand.

Then a political administration advocating for a return to coal and fossil fuels entered the White House, and that momentum seemed to stall.

The shift has left people creating and hiring for these jobs — and those seeking such employment — with lingering questions. What’s the state of green jobs, now and moving forward? Will there still be opportunities for growth? What’s going to happen in the short term and beyond?”

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