The solar industry lost jobs in 2017, but it still employs twice as many people as coal

More than 250,000 people work in solar, according to a report released Wednesday from the nonprofit Solar Foundation. That’s down from about 260,000 in 2016, when solar installations soared as companies raced to finish projects before the planned expiration of a federal tax credit. California kept its top spot as the country’s solar heavyweight with […]

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Utah Ranks No. 1 in Clean Energy Job Creation

A report researched and released Thursday by Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2, called Utah “a hive of clean energy activity,” ranking it No. 1 among states that created clean energy jobs in this year’s third quarter.

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California is the Richest and Poorest State in the Country

And yet, the latest census bureau report says that California is both the wealthiest state and has the highest poverty rate in the country at 24 percent — meaning almost a quarter of Californians live in poverty. In a big state like California that’s a lot of people — almost 9 million — or about the number of people living in New York City.

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