How would Biden’s clean energy plan affect fossil fuel workers?
A common talking point against climate action is that it would reduce fossil fuel jobs — which of course is true. As we move to a 100% clean economy, fossil fuel use will almost disappear, and any climate policy needs to consider how to protect the livelihoods of fossil fuel workers.
How many jobs are we talking about? There are about 1.2 million fossil fuel jobs in the US right now.
That’s about the number of jobs that Biden’s building retrofit program would create in the next 4 years.