Fact Sheet: Policy Design for Maximizing U.S. Wind Energy Jobs
Data Source: Wei, Patadia and Kammen 2009 (University of California, Berkeley)
Wind power is a nascent industry in the United States, but has the potential to spur job creation. Several studies show that wind power creates more jobs than power generation from fossil fuels. The nature of wind power is more labor-intensive than traditional energy, and it creates jobs in both manufacturing and skilled scientific, engineering, and service roles. However, compared to other large regional markets for wind, the United States has yet to reach its full job creation potential in the wind industry.