Making Sense of New Jersey’s Solar Stumble — and Job Loss

Tom Johnson | February 13, 2017 | Energy & Environment
NJ Spotlight energy writer Tom Johnson discusses the state of the solar market with WNYC News host David Furst

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NJ Spotlight recently delivered some disquieting news about the solar sector — at least in New Jersey. While solar jobs are up 25 percent nationally over the past year, the Garden State has lost 14 percent of its solar-industry employment over the same period — according to a new report from the Solar Foundation. NJ Spotlight energy writer Tom Johnson and WNYC host David Furst talk about why New Jersey was only one of five states to see employment drop in a sector that added 51,000 jobs the past year.