Since 2013


Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Workforce Re-Training

A transition to a clean energy economy will disproportionately affect low-income communities. The government will need to make substantial investments in worker dislocation programs, such as job retraining, income support, and a bridge to retirement for those workers directly employed in the U.S. coal and petroleum industry to keep the economy strong and to successfully transition the coal-based industry workforce into the renewable revolution.

H.R. 1315 (116th)– Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Development Act of 2019 (Rush)

Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce

Co-Sponsors: 1 Democrat

This bill amends section 211 of the Department of Energy Organization Act to rename the Office of Minority Economic Impact as the Office of Economic Impact, Diversity, and Employment. It creates an Energy Workforce Grant Program that will expand U.S. employment opportunities for minority workers in solar, wind, energy efficiency, clean vehicles, energy storage, and related clean energy jobs.