Scoop: Ex-Obama and Clinton aides helm new energy group
According to this article, the group intends to "engage in many areas that affect renewables and efficiency, such as: the fate of EPA's Clean Power Plan; tax credits for renewable power projects; solar trade policy; federal spending decisions; and work on grid reliability at the Energy Department and FERC." A source told Axios that "the point is to make sure there is accountability in places where clean energy jobs are growing, but elected officials are voting against policies that can support the growth of clean energy."
To be sure, they are not the only ones highlighting the renewable energy industry's creation of rural jobs. Earlier this year, renewable energy groups touted their lead in creating rural jobs. For example, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) stated that it had created 100,000 jobs in rural areas as opposed to coal mining's 65,971 jobs. A report released by the University of Minnesota's Energy Transition Lab released last year modeled the addition of 5,000 jobs in construction related to clean energy, such as solar and wind.
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