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If you're worried about climate change, it's scary to think that the incoming Trump administration could reverse gains made in recent years.Clean-energy technologies have become much cheaper and more efficient, Moniz noted, and the global market for them will lure U.S. companies.The industry shrank about 60 percent between 1985 and 2016, with a loss of over 141,000 jobs.Coal has a future, Moniz said, but it will be shaped by the ability to capture carbon emissions.Moniz argues that Trump and his supporters have wrongly argued that energy efficiency is a job killer, when the opposite is true. According to a DOE study released last week, the energy sector as a whole employs about 6.4 million Americans, with 2.2 million of that total employed in design, installation or manufacture of "energy-efficiency products and services," a sector that added 133,000 jobs in 2016 .The DOE study predicts that energy-related jobs will grow 5 percent in 2017, with the fastest rate of 9 percent coming in the energy-efficiency sector.
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