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Solar energy technician is one of the fastest-growing and sought-after careers in the rural job market.

The United States’ huge appetite for energy, our reliance on unstable and unfriendly countries for most of our oil, our addiction to dirty fossil fuels, and irresponsible national energy policy are a deadly combination for the global environment and the Rocky Mountain West.

Our dependence on coal, oil, and gas fuels global warming. The Bush administration’s rush to spur domestic natural gas production harmed western agriculture, water, communities, wildlife, and public lands.

Fortunately, there is a good solution to our nation’s energy crisis—developing the West’s vast supply of clean and renewable energy. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are the fastest and most reliable way to increase energy supplies.

They also create more jobs than fossil fuel development, lower natural gas and electricity prices, and benefit the environment. Renewable resources are a common-sense step away from our dependence on an unstable, unclean fossil fuel supply, and toward a new energy future.

News from Clean and renewable energy

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Why Western States Should Support Extending the Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has been critical to kick-starting a clean energy industry that’s cheaper, cleaner, and provides more jobs. So why is…

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How 2019 Shaped the West

A look back at our top ten 2019 blog features on coal, oil and gas, food and agriculture, and the West.  Subscribe to WORC's blog…

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New Federal Rules Intend to Cripple Clean, Renewable Energy Development

Fossil fuel companies champion gutting PURPA, giving them a monopoly over the electricity market. Subscribe to WORC's blog Just as the clean and renewable energy…