US Department of Labor estimates Renewable Energy Jobs will Rise

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In light of the fact that the U.S. House of Representatives signed what can only be viewed as historic legislation that will finally take huge steps toward transitioning the U.S. over to a clean energy economy, President Barack Obama along with the US Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, plan to promote aggressive actions to increase energy efficiency and save U.S. energy customers a potential sum estimated to be in the billions of dollars annually. Their announcement emphasizes how the clean, renewable energy not only makes sense on an environmental basis, but it also makes sense in an uncertain economic climate by creating new jobs and saving money for the American power consumer.

 

istock_000002964519xsmallThe Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, a sector of the U.S. Department of Energy, was created to oversee the development of renewable energy technologies throughout the U.S. This office has information on wind power and solar power, including such facts as what exactly constitutes a wind power system, what is necessary to install it, what is necessary to maintain it, and what is necessary to repair the system.
In conjunction with the US Department of Labor, which has been categorizing and keeping track of the different kinds of jobs available through alternative energy training that can be obtained through a public or private wind power institute; these two governmental bodies have predicted a growth in employment opportunities of at least 30% in the coming year. The new measures being proposed by President Obama include all sorts of financial incentives both to private individuals and business concerns. As the amount of privately owned wind generation systems mushrooms in the coming decade, there is going to be a skyrocketing demand for qualified technicians who can install, maintain and repair wind generation systems. The same is true for anyone working on the projected number of commercial concerns.


For training possibilities in the U.S., wind power institutes or green institutes are likely to have a listing either under the Department of Energy, the Department of Labor, or the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). These organizations can direct someone who is seeking a potentially green career to companies in their area where they can go to receive an education in wind technology.
These listings also have information on all of the private and commercial incentives that are available federally, and to a certain extent on a state-by-state basis to stimulate the switch to clean, renewable energy sources. These incentives are expected to drive the need for qualified technicians to service the expected increase in the number of small wind generation plants.

 

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