Retraining investment for U.S. transition from coal to solar photovoltaic employment

@article{Louie2016RetrainingIF,
  title={Retraining investment for U.S. transition from coal to solar photovoltaic employment},
  author={Edward P. Louie and Joshua M. Pearce},
  journal={Energy Economics},
  year={2016},
  volume={57},
  pages={295-302}
}

Figures and Tables from this paper

Solar has greater techno-economic resource suitability than wind for replacing coal mining jobs

Coal mining directly employs over 7 million workers and benefits millions more through indirect jobs. However, to meet the 1.5 °C global climate target, coal’s share in global energy supply should

Accelerating China’s Fossil Fuel Plant Retirement and Renewable Energy Expansion via Capacity Mechanism

The capitalization and lifetime of coal-fired power plants as well as political support for them are the largest impediments to decarbonisation, particularly in China. We introduce a market-oriented

The transition in play: Worldwide employment trends in the electricity sector

Electricity generation from renewable sources has been touted as a win-win solution for the advancement towards both environmental sustainability and decent work for all. This paper analyses the

The long-term effect of renewable electricity on employment in the United Kingdom

Closures of coal‐fired power stations in Australia: local unemployment effects†

Around one-third of Australia’s coal-fired power stations closed during 2012–2017, with most of the remainder expected to close over coming decades. Current investment in generation capacity is

A review of “Transition Management” strategies

  • E. Botta
  • Economics
    OECD Green Growth Papers
  • 2019
The paper discusses the implications of the low-carbon transition for workers and the relevant lessons-learnt in previous industrial restructuring experiences. The evidence suggests that, while
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 86 REFERENCES

Full cost accounting for the life cycle of coal

This work estimates that the life cycle effects of coal and the waste stream generated are costing the U.S. public a third to over one‐half of a trillion dollars annually, and conservatively doubles to triples the price of electricity from coal per kWh generated, making wind, solar, and other forms of nonfossil fuel power generation, along with investments in efficiency and electricity conservation methods, economically competitive.

Green jobs? Economic impacts of renewable energy in Germany

'Green'Growth,'Green'Jobs and Labor Markets

The term 'green jobs' can refer to employment in a narrowly defined set of industries providing environmental services. But it is more useful for the policy-maker to focus on the broader issue of the

Hydropower potential and development activities

Public Attitudes Toward Construction of New Power Plants

Increased demand for U.S. electricity generation will require the construction of hundreds of new power plants in the coming decades. We examine attitudinal data from the 2008 MIT Energy Survey to
...