Retrain struggling US coal workers for jobs in thriving solar industry, say researchers

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Less than five per cent of yearly coal sector revenue would pay to retrain workers in the solar industry, study finds

A relatively minor investment in retraining would allow the vast majority of US coal workers facing redundancy to switch to the thriving solar sector, researchers have found. According to a recent paper published...

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