Climate Progress celebrates that the US solar sector employs more people than the US steel industry.
The math is fuzzy, at best. A fact even CP has to acknowledge:
A couple words of caution: These figures are comparing solar manufacturing, sales and installation to steel production alone. If one were to factor in products made from steel, the industry would be up around 160,000 workers.
In other words, they fudged the numbers to fit the agenda. If it were a true comparison, their argument falls at the first hurdle, so they move the hurdle. Hey, it’s climate science, fudging numbers is what they do. But that’s not what this post is about.
It’s about efficiency. Solar is an inefficient energy source, it’s an even less efficient source of jobs. (Daily Bayonet)