In a new op-ed in the New York Times, John Kerry and Ro Khanna make the case for stronger clean energy investment to compete with China. They write:
Today we have 2.3 million clean energy jobs. A national strategy focused on winning the clean energy race can create millions of new jobs, considering solar panel installer and wind turbine technician jobs are already expected to grow at around 60 percent over the next decade.
They argue that rather than sitting on the sidelines or imposing punitive strategies like tariffs, the US should out-compete China by investing in clean energy and infrastructure and developing new technology. They even suggest that an “infrastructure bank” could help spur this transition forward. Check out the full piece in the New York Times.