The 21st-century economy will depend on renewables like solar power, but stakeholders will need to invest in proven maintenance solutions to keep worksites in acceptable condition.
Employment growth continues across the traditional and alternative energy sectors, posing new opportunities and challenges industry-wide.
All mines eventually outlive their use, but some enjoy a second life — for example, as pumped-storage facilities for renewable energy.
President Trump’s plans to revitalize coal hasn’t stopped the renewable energy market from moving forward, with utilities like Rocky Mountain Power planning major investments in wind turbines that will power some of the country’s biggest coal-producing states.
The industry can thank several consecutive years of dramatic growth.