Authors: yvonne The Task Force on America’s Future Energy Jobs recently released a report which finds that the U.S. is facing a shortage of skilled workers to design and run the electric power systems of the future. Green For All's National Policy director, Jason Walsh, participated in this task force of energy workforce experts, convened by The National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP). Three main reasons the task force cited for the lack of workers:
- An aging workforce nearing retirement,
- decreased participation in training in trade and industry careers,
- a potentially higher demand for workers created by the U.S. switching to a low-carbon system.