Retraining Workers

From an article in Reneweconomy By Sophie Vorrath on 10 August 2016


As Australia transitions, with the rest of the world, away from fossil fuel generation and towards renewables, workers in the contracting fossil fuel industry – and whole communities built around them – face an uncertain future.

But what if they simply shifted with the market? A new study out of the US has quantified the costs and benefits of retraining American coal workers for employment in the solar PV industry, and the results are encouraging.

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