In a year when clean-energy and clean-vehicle jobs were projected to increase by some 175,000, we are down by half a million jobs. 

On this episode of The Energy Gang, we will tell you why and explain the numbers. What can reverse the decline?

Then, we'll consider whether New Jersey just passed the most sweeping environmental justice law in the country. The new law will mean big changes for industrial sites — and the neighborhoods that often feel their worst impacts. 

And last: What about all that nice, flat water in hydropower reservoirs? Could we float solar panels on it? The Department of Energy says we can, and that it would actually produce massive amounts of electricity. 

  • E2: Clean Energy Sector Enters Final Months of 2020 Down 478,000 Jobs
  • Bloomberg: Most U.S. Oil Job Losses in Pandemic Are Lasting
  • Fortune: The Oil and Gas Industry Has Lost More Than 100,000 Jobs This Year
  • Landmark Law to Protect N.J.'s Poorest Communities From Pollution
  • DOE: U.S. Hydropower Potential From Existing Non-Powered Dams

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