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Nuclear, coal, oil jobs pay more than those in wind, solar – Report

Workers in nuclear energy and fossil fuel industries earn higher wages than those in renewable energy sectors like wind and solar that are the focus of President Joe Biden’s plan to stimulate the U.S. economy and combat climate change, according to an analysis published on Tuesday.

The report comes a week after Biden’s administration rolled out a $2 trillion plan that includes billions to boost the market for clean energy technologies and create good-paying jobs while stripping away subsidies for fossil fuels. Its findings underscore the challenges https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-labor-renewables-analysi-idUKKBN27F1KN the United States will face replacing the quality of jobs lost in a move away from coal and oil.

Across the board, energy jobs pay about $25.60 an hour, 34 percent more than the median national hourly wage of $19.14, according to the report, a collaboration between workforce research firm BW Research Partnership, the National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Futures Initiative think tank

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