Discussion: Unit 5
Analyzing Technology & Job Displacement
In this units reading, you explored inequalities emergent from technological advancement. Technology has changed many things about the way that the world lives, works, produces things, and runs. The energy industry has been significantly impacted by the development of renewable energy harnessing; however, there are winners and losers in the development of this technology.
For this discussion, first, read 2 of the attached articles. and then provide a logical discussion about the coal industry and how it is being replaced due to technology.
Coal Losses Offset Elsewhere Article download [PDF]
2017 US Energy and Jobs Report download[PDF]
2017 US Energy and Jobs Report State Charts download[PDF]
Second, answer the following questions:
How does renewable technology impact the economy of coal towns?
How does renewable technology impact the economy of cities where renewable energy is being produced?
What barriers limit the ability of coal industry employees to integrate into renewable energy jobs?
Do you think the advantages of renewable energy outweigh the disadvantages, OR do you think the disadvantages of renewable energy outweigh the advantages? Explain.
Provide at least 2 resources in APA format.
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