Why there are twice as many solar jobs as coal jobs





Why there are twice as many solar jobs as coal jobs



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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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Huh maybe that wont last long
Thats cool Im still searching for a solar team to hire me on. Hopefully soon
natural gas is just as bad because extraction methods
He could have made it a priority to retrain coal workers to specialise in the solar industry. After all, they are basically supplying energy - so just upgrade people's skills.
The day solar light is declared as something to be charged is the day Republicans will abandon coal and move on to solar energy. It's the only reason they still swoon for coal: a voting base.
I don't understand the republican argument; "Let's put thousands workers in dangerous, toxic caverns to mine an almost worth-less material which when used hurts the environment, hurts our health and makes little money to begin with", instead of I don't know...creating a program to train the miners to work in the renewable energy industry and bring America into a cleaner, safer and more profitable future. I wonder, when the world transferred from using Oil Lamps to Light Bulbs was there a campaign to save the jobs of Whalers? What about when transferring from Quills (feathers) to Pencils and Pens? Continuing to use out-dated, expensive, and dangerous technology when there is a safer, cheaper (in-the-long-run) and cleaner alternative is the definition of idiocy. Don't get me wrong, I'm sympathetic the miners whom have lost their jobs; However, such a thing is a price of necessary progress and in order to balance this out, I would create a free program to train the miners to work in the renewable energy industry or create a program to send the miners to College to pursue a degree of their choice for free or at a greatly reduced cost to them. This solves 2 problems, firstly this would prevent miners from becoming unemployable (due to the lack of skills outside of coal mining) and would increase the number of educated people in areas dependent on coal-mining which often have a lower percentage of college graduates, more education is always better in general.
I can barely wait for the comeback. Black lungs are cool. Sign me up.
I think they should let the coal industry die naturally...just like any other industry before mechanized agriculture and electricity. That's just how it works, the coal industry can lead to health problems and pollution...why would anyone choose a future in coal mining rather than the clean and more effective solar power?
Can solar cell panels and windmills provide all the energy needs of a city in the Arctic and Antarctic on a non-stop 24/7 basis? Can solar cell panels and windmills provide all the energy needs of a vertically integrated iron and steel industrial production facility on a non-stop 24/7 basis? Can both solar cell panels and windmills provide a steady 24/7 base load energy output regardless of hurricanes, tornadoes, hailstorms, thunderstorms, lightning storms, snowstorms. rain storms, etc?
The real reason why there are 2 times more solar jobs than coal jobs is because of ADVANCED COAL MINING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES. These new coal mining machines can do the job of 50 to 100 men and mine more than a dozen times more coal per man per day. That's 600 to 1200 tons of coal produced per man per day for coal mining is now a heavy high-technology mechanized and mechanically automated industrial operation whereas solar is so labor intensive and energy intensive that it is energy negative "MEANING IT CONSUMES MORE ENERGY THAN IT PRODUCES" and solar is vulnerable to climate and weather fluctuations and extremes and needs TAXPAYERS PAID SUBSIDIES JUST TO MAKE THEM ECONOMICAL. Coal, oil, natural gas, and the right kind of nuclear reactor technologies needs no subsidies and are not affected by climatological extremes and disruptions, and by weather fluctuations.
Coal is limited. We only have so much. It hurts earth and cause global warming. Solar energy is not bad. It dont kill earth as much and we're using something that will last wayy longer than us.
Just keep burning coal. The world is just gonna die thats all...
Doesn’t the guy at 2:07 sound like trump?
"We're gonna save the coal industry!"
We're gonna [not] save the planet [then]!
Listen little lady, we tried to get your solar jobs under your Obama with your so called shovel ready jobs which was a diaster. Also remember the govt gave this company (Solindra) millions of dollars to produce solar panels, but it went bankrupt, just. We can produce coal cheaper and its clean. Obama shut sown all these plants, and business with coal, thats why it went belly up. Also we need coal for national security, just like steel. Can you tell me why little lady? But I guess you think there is never going to be anymore war going on.
This message isn't getting to coal country because few have internet
Wonder if solar roof installations have a higher accident rate than coal mining.
Vote for candidates with common sense this fall everyone! The blue wave is coming and it's not stopping!!!!
But muh trump
Fouces on service jobs much cleaner factory job are in china


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Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.

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Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.