According to The Washington Post, the U.S. Energy Department is set to train 75,000 workers to enter the solar energy workforce by 2020.
This move reflects the U.S.'s stance toward the rising solar energy field and establishing permanent jobs for Americans.
The solar industry is creating jobs 10 times as fast as the rest of the economy with many in construction and installation.
Last year, the U.S. invested in enough solar power energy initiatives to power the equivalent of 1.4 million homes, said the Solar Energy Industries Association. The increasing amount of natural energy usage is an increasing benefit that can be coupled with its decreasing price.
This change is also a step forward in President Obama's initiative to curb greenhouse gas emissions by almost 30 percent below the levels recorded in 2005.
This will also create jobs for veterans across the U.S. with its accompanying Solar Ready Vets program. This program will transition military veterans into solar workforce employees with skills such as installation, marketing, inspection and other related field occupations. It will be launched at 10 military bases.
As of now, businesses and agencies have been instructed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025 as well as increase their share of renewable energy consumption to 30 percent.
Renewable energy investment and consumption is becoming an ideal American initiative. Reducing our carbon footprint will not only help save the earth but can lower utility bills as well as create jobs.
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