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Fact Sheet | Climate Jobs (2021)

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Communications Director Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

Amaury is in charge of communications for the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), a D.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing science-based solutions for climate change, energy...

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Responding to the climate crisis provides an immense opportunity for job creation. Those jobs—jobs that help mitigate and adapt to climate change—are climate jobs. In recent years, climate jobs have been on the rise in the United States. However, the economy-wide impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic affected climate employment: eight percent of climate jobs were shed in 2020. Despite this, employment in some climate industries increased in 2020, and many climate jobs are expected to recover in 2021. In total, there were well over 4.1 million climate jobs in 2020.

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Matt Chester on Sep 27, 2021

I would expect this job story to be more front and center in all the Congressional energy legislation debates-- seems like the fastest way for bipartisan support. Why do you think it is that it doesn't resonate as loudly as it could? 

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Audra Drazga on Sep 29, 2021

Glad to have you back in the community - your articles have really resonated with our audience.  I hope you will continue to post on a regular basis.  Thanks for this white paper! 

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Michael Keller on Oct 4, 2021

The fundamental emphasis should be reasonably priced energy so businesses and consumers can spend more of their money as they see fit, as opposed to lining the pockets of the investment class who are the real recipients of the green energy movement. China also does handsomely as well and they are not our friends; quite the opposite actually and they are the largest emitters of CO2 as well.

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