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REPORT: Solar, wind jobs growing faster than U.S. economy

Posted at 3:22 PM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 18:22:43-05

Solar now employs more than coal, oil and gas combined, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

The fastest growing job in the U.S. is a wind turbine technician.

A new report from the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps Program says solar and wind jobs are growing 12 times as fast as the rest of the U.S. economy/

The report found there are at least four million jobs in those industries, up from 3.4 million back in 2011.