Wind power jobs now top 100,000, says Department of Energy.

From a blog by AWEA’s Anna Luke in the Power of Wind.

According to DOE’s earlier Wind Vision report, 380,000 American wind jobs could be created by 2030.

More Americans now work in the wind industry than in nuclear, coal, natural gas or hydroelectric power plants. These wind jobs span all 50 states, and tens of thousands work at the more than 500 U.S. factories building the towers, blades, and other wind turbine parts and supplies.

Researchers predict strong job growth will continue in the years ahead. Wind remains on track to provide 20 percent of America’s electricity by 2030. At that level, it could create 380,000 jobs.

Importantly, America’s veterans play a big role. They fill roles in the U.S. wind industry at a rate 50% higher than the national average. It’s hard not to get excited about opportunity like this.

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