November 6, 2019

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Green jobs now employ 10x more people than fossil fuel: The green market is growing exponentially. But will the U.S. seize the economic opportunity? (MOLLY HANSON, 06 November, 2019, Big Think)


According to a pair of economic researchers in the United Kingdom, the United States green economy now employs 10 times more people than the fossil fuel industry.

And that isn't to say that the fossil fuel industry hasn't been growing. In fact, from 2015 to 2016, the fossil fuels industry, which includes coal, oil, and natural gas, employed approximately 900,000 people in the U.S. according to government figures. But the two British researchers -- they are based at University College London -- found that over the same period this was eclipse

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