Green jobs for fossil fuel workers: The implications of geography and skills for the clean energy transition


In the absence of effective and cost-competitive carbon capture or removal technologies, a near complete phaseout of fossil fuels will be required to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. In this column published on VoxEu, E4S Co-Managing Director Michaël Aklin evaluates two labour market frictions that could slow down the fossil-to-green transition in the US: skills and geography. The findings suggest that the fossil-to-green pipeline is feasible, but only if the green jobs materialise near areas where fossil fuel workers live.

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