The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the global economy, leading to massive unemployment.
"Based on this analysis, as well as forecasts from the clean energy trade groups and individual business reports, we prudently predict that the clean energy sector will lose approximately a quarter of its workforce or 850,000 jobs.by the end of the second quarter if no action is taken to support the clean energy industry and its workers, "the report said".
"That's triple the number that we saw in March and brings the total of clean energy workers who have filed for unemployment to nearly 600,000", he points out.
Our Plan will benefit Tasmania through defining the pathway to securing a renewable energy future, creating thousands of local jobs, strengthening our economy and ensuring energy remains affordable and accessible.
Claims for unemployment benefits in energy-efficiency exceeded 413,000 in March and April, while there were almost 96,000 claims in renewables over that period, according to the report. Total claims for March and April amount to 594,347.
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California recorded the most layoffs, with 77,900, the report said, while Florida, Georgia, Texas and MI all lost more than 20,000 clean energy jobs each. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a year ago that the country's two fastest-growing jobs over the next decade would be solar panel installer and wind turbine technician.
To help achieve this plan, the Government is releasing the draft Renewable Energy Action Plan which outlines our vision and suite of actions to develop renewable energy generation in Tasmania over the coming 20 years. In a tweet last month, President Trump said that his administration would "never let the great U.S. Oil & Gas Industry down" and that he had instructed top officials "to formulate a plan which will make funds available" to the sector.
Nearly 600,000 USA clean-energy workers have lost their jobs since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than double the number of positions that had been created in the industry since 2017, according to a report.
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