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    Thursday, February 09, 2017

    Wind Jobs Pass 100,000 Milestone

    Wind power industry passes major milestone, now boasts over 100K jobs in the U.S.

    Bruce Brown, February 9, 2017 (Digital Trends)

    “…101,738 Americans are now employed by the wind power industry…[which is] considerably higher than [generation-related] jobs in nuclear (68K), natural gas (52K), coal (86K), or hydroelectric (9K) power plants [though these industries employ more people acquiring fuels]… Texas has the greatest number of wind workers, accounting for nearly 25 percent of the overall number. New wind power manufacturing facilities are also under construction in Colorado, Florida, Texas, and Wisconsin — and wind energy farms are being studied on land and offshore in many other states. In the DOE’s latest Wind Vision report, published in 2015, the department predicts 380,000 wind jobs could be created by 2030.” click here for more

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