February News Round Up

Biden claims green-job surge in State of the Union

By Rachel Koning Beals | Morningstar

Wind and solar jobs tend to offer higher pay than many industries, and the jobs – like those drilling and processing oil and gas, or maintaining rigs – pay competitively without necessarily requiring a college degree. Green jobs tend to be created in occupations that pay about 21% more than the average U.S. salary, said researchers E. Mark Curtis, an economics professor at Wake Forest University, and Ioana Marinescu, who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice, in a report shared by the National Bureau of Economic Research.