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Factors affecting the rise of renewable energy in the U.S.: Concern over environmental quality or rising unemployment?

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Energy Specializations: Renewables; Energy Efficiency; Energy and the Economy; Energy and the Environment; Renewables – Other

JEL Codes: Q42: Alternative Energy Sources, Q53: Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling, Q52: Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects, Q41: Energy: Demand and Supply; Prices

Keywords: Renewable energy, Environmental quality, Environmental Kuznets curve, Electricity mix, Transition, Unemployment

DOI: 10.5547/01956574.36.2.5

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Published in Volume 36, Number 2 of The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.