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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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
It’s like republicans are always blaming democrats when something goes wrong
Hehe ignorance 😅🤣
Thorium is the future, research thorium.
What is it with Vox and young girl narrators with vocal fry?
they complaining about regulations in the coal industries, while these ass sucklers made the Nuclear industry the most regulated in the country. You can't even spill soda in the cafeteria without sounding an alarm.
Let’s hope the day will come there will be no coal jobs. Let the Earth breathe clean air.
I live in Greeley Colorado and it absolutely makes sense that there is so much growth here with solar panels. This area is flat as Kansas and has sun about 300 days of the year
It's the future if only the U.S. Midwest and south weren't so abrasive to the progression into the future we'd see a resurgence of the U.S. economic superpower. Companies would be much more receptive to expanding into rural areas of the U.S. bringing jobs into what are essentially ghost towns where coal used to have a strong foothold. It's beautiful country out there and it's only going to waste trying to bring back an industry that is at its peak and like the fish you tried to revive and thought for a second it was still alive, it's dead and not coming back.

Coal stock

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


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.