There is a lot of angst going around when it comes to green power generation and President Trump. It’s very clear that he is openly antagonistic towards the environment, and a huge supporter of archaic, toxic energy.
We are very lucky that solar and wind power in the United States are popular at a state level, and somewhat immune from a President who is hell-bent on profit today with no thought of what that money might be worth tomorrow.
The largest offshore wind generation project in the history of the USA was approved recently, and this is a first step for New York in its quest to have 50% green power by 2030.
Green energy is a sector that has been growing steadily since the 90’s and it will continue to, regardless of the atrocities that are happening at the federal level.
According to the National Solar Jobs Census the solar sector grew at 17 times the rate of the overall economy in 2016.T he 2009 solar stimulus spending is thought to be responsible for this marvel of industry, and there is no sign of solar slowing down anytime soon.
Labor Network for Sustainability was founded by Joe Uehlein and he thinks that green tech has too much power for Trump to do much about it, “That train [green power] left the station 10-15 years ago and it’s growing at pretty high speed right now,” says Mr. Uehlein. “That’s going to continue.”
A recent study from the Brookings Institute would lend credibility to Mr. Uehlein’s optimism. The study reports that in the absence of federal funding, state and local support would make the critical difference in continued green job development.
Luckily, there are many people that still see the value of green power.
Just ask Former President Jimmy Carter, or anyone in his home town.