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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.

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North Dakota Legislators Try to Bail Out the Dying Coal Industry While Penalizing Wind Energy

Greenwashing, corporate welfare, and bailouts are the themes of a flurry of coal bills in North Dakota’s 2021 Legislature. This story was adapted from Dakota…

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Rural Grassroots Organizations Call for Sweeping Rural Electric Cooperative Reforms in 2021

Federal action from our nation’s leaders would help millions of households struggling to pay utility bills. Subscribe to WORC's blog! All across the country, rural…

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Tri-state Generation & Transmission cleans up its act (and its electricity production)

After years of grassroots organizing in Colorado, one of the dirtiest and most costly electricity generators in the U.S. agrees to reduce emissions by 80%.…