NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, August 12: Growing On The Climate Crisis Front Lines; Where The New Energy Jobs Are


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    Monday, August 12, 2019

    QUICK NEWS, August 12: Growing On The Climate Crisis Front Lines; Where The New Energy Jobs Are

    Growing On The Climate Crisis Front Lines Scientists say farmers could grow their way out of the climate crisis

    Bill Weir, August 8, 2019 (CNN)

    “…[Farmers are struggling with trade wars, the climate crisis] and the worst income-to-debt ratio in a generation…[Now, a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finds] that growing food around the world will only get harder as weather gets harsher and more unpredictable…[But every plant] moves heat-trapping carbon dioxide out of the air and into the ground…[With innovation, conservation and financial motivation, modern farmers can fight the climate crisis] while still making a living and feeding the world…[The IPCC found] almost three-quarters of the Earth's ice-free surface has been paved, plowed or deforested…[This supercharged global economies and lifted millions out of poverty and starvation in just a few generations, but] humanity is at risk of losing all those gains…

    …[As temperatures rise at a speed unprecedented in human history, vegetation] loss, fire damage, coastal degradation, soil erosion, water instability and lower crop yields are among the Industrial Revolution side effects already being felt from India to Iowa…[T]he number of days above 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Des Moines could jump from 17 to 70 by mid-century…[But] farmers could be key allies in the climate crisis fight…[A]lmost a quarter of greenhouse gas pollution comes from agriculture, deforestation and land use…But there seems to be a quiet agriculture revolution going on, even among conservative farmers…[They are embracing] wind energy, Earth-friendly cover crops and soil conservation…” click here for more

    Where The New Energy Jobs Are These are the top sectors for jobs in the renewable energy industry

    Anmar Frangoul, August 7, 2019 (CNBC)

    “…Eleven million people worked in renewable energy in 2018, according to recent analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This represents an increase of 700,000 compared to 2017, when 10.3 million people worked in the sector…[Five technologies led employment of ] clean energy workers…[Solar heating/cooling had 801,400 jobs, with Asia accounting for] 711,000…[T]here were 12,100 solar heating and cooling workers in the U.S…[Wind energy had 1.16 million jobs with 44% in China and] Germany and the U.S. making up the top three…

    ...[The offshore sector has ‘especially attractive’ potential] for leveraging domestic capacity and exploiting synergies with the oil and gas industry…[Hydropower had 2.05 million jobs and is the] biggest source of renewable electricity…[O]ver 70% of hydropower jobs were in the operations and maintenance sector, while construction and installation contributed 23% of its workforce…[Liquid biofuels include ethanol and biodiesel and] had 2.06 million jobs, which] increased by an estimated 6% in 2018. Brazil was the biggest employer…[Solar photovoltaic had 3.61 million jobs in 2018, which] increased in India and Brazil…[but fell] in China, the U.S., Japan and the European Union…” click here for more


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