I was reading yet another article attempting to shame tech executives who dare join or with the new administration when I came across this excerpt from this New York Times:
“…solar technologies, both photovoltaic and concentrated, employ almost 374,000 workers, or 43 percent of the electric power generation workforce. (Coal, by contrast, accounts for about 86,000 workers.)”
Leave a side the Left’s bullying tactics to coerce ideological conformity. Think about that quote that for a minute. As of 2015 according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, coal makes up 33% of all our energy generation. Contrast that to solar which was 0.6%. While all of the Energy industry in the U.S. receives some form of subsidies (solar received $39 billion in 2014/15), coal receives a fraction of what Solar does and yet seems to be more efficient at wasting taxpayer subsidies to generate more energy with less workers. I would consider that a much better RIO if you wish to justify theft for cronyism.