WTVR: A switch to renewable energy could present more job opportunities, analysts say | Burning Glass Technologies

President Joe Biden is looking to shift the U.S. to 100% renewable energy by 2035. But for people who have spent their lives working in the fossil fuel industry, it’s a cause for concern.

But according to Burning Glass Technologies, job opportunities in green energy are already nearing the levels in fossil fuel industries with more room to grow.

“We think that there will be more jobs created in the green economy than there will be lost in the petra-chemicals economy,” said Matt Sigelman, the CEO of Burning Glass Technologies.

According to Burning Glass, the renewable energy industry employed about 410,000 people in 2019. Oil and gas had 515,000 employees in 2020, but as more opportunities for green energy surface, so will jobs in the field.

Burning Glass believes that 1 million new jobs will open up in green energy over the next five years.

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