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EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT   •  Feb 2021  •  Volume 10 / Number 4

Solar and wind generation occupations: a look at the next decade

Solar and wind generation occupations: a look at the next decade

Ben Franklin’s lightning experiments led to Thomas Edison’s light bulb, which led to the use of motors and machines that powered the world in the 20th Century. Now electricity is the driving force behind modern society, powering everything from the lights in our homes and offices, to our cell phones, and many of the tools we use for everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning.

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