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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.

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A COVID-19 Response for Rural America

As Congress shapes the latest round of COVID-19 response legislation, our government must invest funds in the future that America needs. We’ve worked with our members…

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Rural Electric Co-ops and Public Utilities Should Halt all Disconnects During COVID-19

Most western co-ops and munis aren't suspending utility disconnects during the pandemic—with dire consequences for our most vulnerable populations. Subscribe to WORC's blog! During the…

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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…