Posts tagged Green Jobs
RENEWABLES COULD ADD TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN TEXAS (Former Chief Dpty. Comptroller, Billy Hamilton)
August 16, 2010
RENEWABLES COULD ADD TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN TEXAS
If lawmakers next year expand the renewable portfolio standards for electric generation to 13,000 with about one-fourth of that set aside for solar power, Texas could expect to add nearly 23,000 jobs a year for the next decade and almost $279 million more in state and local tax collections, a study released today shows.
The study, Texas’ Clean Economy … What We Need to Succeed, by former Chief Deputy Comptroller Billy Hamilton, argues that the state has a vast untapped potential More >
April 29, 2010
Source: US Department of Energy
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that the Department of Energy is announcing award selections for nearly $100 million for 54 smart grid workforce training programs intended to help prepare the next generation of workers in the utility and electrical manufacturing industries. These projects will leverage more than $95 million in funding from community colleges, universities, utilities and manufacturers to develop and implement training programs. The selectees estimate that the programs will train approximately 30,000 Americans.
Secretary Chu made the announcement while visiting a Pepco engineering and service center in Rockville, Maryland that is More >
Building the Next Generation – Power Engineering Scholarships – Junior Engineering Technical Society
April 16th, 2010
David Wagman, Chief Editor, Power Engineering magazine
As the economy recovers attention is returning to one of the most pressing challenges facing the electric power generation industry: its workforce.
Professionals working in the “traditional” power generation sector—in nuclear and fossil-fired plants—continue to age and move toward retirement. Their jobs will need to be filled. At the same time, employment in the renewable energy sector is accelerating. Those positions will need to be filled.
The challenge for our industry comes in attracting and retaining smart, dedicated and creative professionals who will lead the next generation of power industry professionals.
Three years ago Power Engineering launched with the More >
BP Solar Completes Year-long Restructuring San Francisco, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com]
BP Solar confirmed that it has completed it restructuring efforts that included stopping production at its facility in Maryland. Silicon casting, wafering, and cell manufacturing at the plant ended in late March. Approximately 320 positions will be eliminated out of 430 positions at the Frederick location. BP Solar also said that it will maintain its U.S. presence in sales and marketing, research and technology and project development.The company recently completed the largest US rooftop solar installation at FedEx Ground’s Woodbridge, New Jersey facility, and 17 rooftop installations at Wal-Mart stores More >
Inside Renewable Energy How Do We Define the Green Collar Economy?
The push for more green-collar jobs has been hailed as the New Deal of our time – a revolution. A movement. But amidst all of this talk about the green collar economy, we still haven’t defined exactly what it is. Certainly, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries are vast and diverse, touching upon every sector imaginable: Construction, manufacturing, project management, sales, design, agriculture and information technology. In this podcast, we’ll look at how the green-collar economy is taking shape around the world today and what it will mean for More >