EXCESS CO2 CAN DAMAGE AGRICULTURE

Excess CO2 Damages Agriculture More Than It Helps Crops Grow Sarah A. Green, Professor of Chemistry at Michigan Technological University explains: “Plants need four key things to grow: light, water, carbon dioxide, and fertilizer. Anyone who has a farm, garden, or house plant knows that plants need the right balance of all of these things. […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY JOBS

WORLDWIDE 11 million were employed by the renewable energy sector in 2018, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reports — an increase of 700,000 jobs from 2017. Link to graphic: 2018 renewable jobs worldwide US SOLAR INDUSTRY JOBS As of November 2014, the solar industry paid living wages to 173,807 solar workers, representing a growth […]

COAL-RELATED vs. WIND-RELATED JOBS IN MONTANA

 In Summary the Effect of Initiative on jobs: Approximately 1300 coal miners work in Montana. Twenty-three percent of the coal they mine goes to produce electricity in Montana. So gradually, by 2050, 80% of the 23% of mining jobs will be affected by this initiative. Many of the other coal mining jobs will be affected […]

RPS JOB CREATORS

States Surrounding Montana Are Eating Our Lunch When It Comes to Generating Renewable Energy Jobs. Montana has a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requiring 15% of the electricity supplied by investor-owned utilities must come from renewable energy generating sources. It does not reach the 80% renewable by 2050 or sooner goal climate scientists say we must reach […]

CLEAN ENERGY JOBS vs. FOSSIL FUEL JOBS

Many labor leaders know we must transition to a green energy economy, sooner rather than later if we are to avoid fratricide. Climate Change is spawning more wildfires like this one (pictured on the left) where Tammy Holmes and her grandchildren clung to a jetty while flames raged around them in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, […]