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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.

Never miss an opportunity to make the West a healthier and more sustainable place to call home.

News from Clean and renewable energy

Direct Pay tax credits promise to add flexibility and efficiency for rural electric co-ops trying to add renewable energy to their grids

The elective pay provisions in the IRA offer rural electric co-ops, municipalities, and other entities an opportunity to receive direct cash funding to build renewable…

“Power to the People” shows the history of rural electric co-ops and their power to shape the clean energy revolution.

New animated short film shows how rural electric cooperatives with over 42 million members can lead the transition to clean energy. This week, WORC as…

Dakota Rural Action wins solar battle against investor-owned Black Hills Energy

New report commissioned by DRA exposed Black Hills Energy’s faulty arguments for charging homeowners extra fees for installing rooftop solar.  In late 2023, Dakota Rural…