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Clean Energy Boom to Create Quality American Jobs

New U.S. jobs report shows America’s clean energy transition will drive massive expansion of good-paying jobs in wind energy, solar, and energy storage. America’s decarbonization has the potential to create 500,000 – 600,000 new jobs for American workers across the solar, wind, and battery storage technologies by 2030, according to the new 2021 Clean Energy … Continue reading Clean Energy Boom to Create Quality American Jobs

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Brazil needs to train 4,000 workers by 2025 in wind energy

Brazil will need to train 3,737 professionals over the next five years to support the scheduled installation of an additional 9.7 GW of onshore wind power by 2025. The conclusion comes from a study published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Wind Organization (GWO). The global wind industry will need to … Continue reading Brazil needs to train 4,000 workers by 2025 in wind energy

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Nearly half a million workers to meet expansion of global wind energy market over next five years

New analysis from GWEC, GWO and RCG finds that 480,000 workers need to be trained to GWO standard to deliver onshore and offshore wind market forecasts safely from 2021-2025. Training is essential for jobs in construction, installation, operation and maintenance segments of the wind power value chain, and do not cover jobs in procurement, manufacturing … Continue reading Nearly half a million workers to meet expansion of global wind energy market over next five years

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Wind energy can power 3.3 million new jobs worldwide over next five years

Wind power will continue to deliver record growth of new installations over the next five years, and make crucial contributions to economic recovery around the world. A new analysis by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows that wind can power 3.3 million jobs over the next five years in a dynamic supply chain across … Continue reading Wind energy can power 3.3 million new jobs worldwide over next five years

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The best red states jobs plan in a generation

Fifty-one years ago, Americans marked the first Earth Day – led by a Republican Congressman serving as its pioneering co-chairman.  It was truly a bipartisan day for the country. Months later, a Republican President, Richard Nixon signed into existence the Environmental Protection Agency and heralded the passage of the Clean Water, Clean Air and Endangered … Continue reading The best red states jobs plan in a generation

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The American Jobs Act prepares us for a 21st century clean energy economy

Yesterday the Biden administration unveiled The American Jobs Plan— the largest infrastructure investment plan in decades– featuring a strong emphasis on clean energy. If enacted, this proposal would jumpstart the U.S. economy and pull us out of the pandemic-induced recession while achieving marked progress in the fight against climate change. It was a truly historic … Continue reading The American Jobs Act prepares us for a 21st century clean energy economy

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American Clean Power Association Statement on American Jobs Plan

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement on the American Jobs Plan. “Simply put, this is a plan to put steel in the ground to build a clean infrastructure system that will be the envy of the world. We can’t afford to miss this moment. We’re staring in the face of a … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on American Jobs Plan

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October Safety Campaign: Realizing the importance of dynamic stretching

We’re half-way through AWEA’s annual October safety campaign, “Stand Tall.” This year we’re focusing on sprains and strains from working in the?nacelle. Soft tissue injuries– sprains and strains– may be sudden (acute) or long-standing (chronic). The symptoms of a sprain or strain may include pain?, swelling?, stiffness?, and reduced efficiency of function. Dynamic stretching is … Continue reading October Safety Campaign: Realizing the importance of dynamic stretching

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Wind energy employs 1.2 million people

IRENA’s annual jobs review confirms long-term growth trend; strong policy action essential to ensure continued employment expansion in the COVID-19 era. Renewable energy continues to bring socio-economic benefits by creating numerous jobs worldwide, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today. The seventh edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs … Continue reading Wind energy employs 1.2 million people

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Wind energy creates jobs in Queensland

The 450 MW first stage of the wind power project will comprise 101 wind turbines; enough to power the equivalent of approximately 320,000 Queensland homes.Construction starts next year on a billion-dollar Central Queensland wind farm, creating 350 jobs, thanks to a sales deal with one of Queensland’s publicly owned generators. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham … Continue reading Wind energy creates jobs in Queensland

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Continued expansion of wind energy is critical to jobs

Wind energy is a key technology to Europe’s recovery from COVID-19.  New wind projects are cost-competitive and shovel-ready. And to achieve the Green Deal objective of climate neutrality by 2050, Europe needs five times more wind energy than it has today. In its Recovery Strategy the EU Commission encouraged Member States to invest in green … Continue reading Continued expansion of wind energy is critical to jobs

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#AmericanWindWeek 2020: Saluting wind power’s essential workforce

It’s time to kick off the fourth annual #AmericanWindWeek, and this year we’re highlighting all the ways #WindBuildsTheFuture! Make sure to follow and join the conversation all week long using these hashtags, and visit AmericanWindWeek.org for more information. You can also find great ideas for participating on social media in AWEA’s social press kit. We’re … Continue reading #AmericanWindWeek 2020: Saluting wind power’s essential workforce

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Wind workforce webinar series to kick off #AmericanWindWeek 2020

Pursuing a career in the wind energy industry is a bet on a brighter, cleaner tomorrow. To help both industry employers recruit the best and brightest as well as provide students with the essential resources to set them on a path toward a rewarding career in the wind energy workforce, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory … Continue reading Wind workforce webinar series to kick off #AmericanWindWeek 2020

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Global offshore wind energy industry will require over 77,000 trained on-site workers by 2024

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) have published the Powering the Future: Global Offshore Wind Workforce Outlook 2020-2024 report as part of the partnership between the two global associations. The research was conducted in collaboration with Renewables Consulting Group.The report provides a qualitative analysis of the workforce training needs … Continue reading Global offshore wind energy industry will require over 77,000 trained on-site workers by 2024

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GWEC and GWO join forces to power the global wind energy workforce

Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a partnership agreement to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to power wind energy development and the global energy transition. Currently wind energy provides 1.2 million jobs globally, according to IRENA’s Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2019, with … Continue reading GWEC and GWO join forces to power the global wind energy workforce

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Global wind energy would employ more than 3.7 million by 2030

The global wind energy industry would employ more than 3.7 million people by 2030, and more than six million by 2050, a report from Irena revealed. According to the report of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), these figures are, respectively, almost three and five times higher than the little more than one million jobs … Continue reading Global wind energy would employ more than 3.7 million by 2030

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AWEA launches new worker safety campaign

The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) October 2019 Safety Campaign, Take a Hand in Safety, Protect These Tools, focuses on hand safety awareness for wind energy workers and equips them with the knowledge they need to work safely and efficiently. With a record amount of wind power capacity under development in the U.S. and a … Continue reading AWEA launches new worker safety campaign

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AWEA’s October Safety Campaign is here

October is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for AWEA’s annual safety campaign! This year, we’re Taking a Hand in Safety. Hand injuries can be life-altering. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 110,000 workers suffer lost-time hand injuries each year in the United States, and 70 percent of workers … Continue reading AWEA’s October Safety Campaign is here

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Wind powers opportunities for job creation

Welcome to Day 3 of #AmericanWindWeek! Today we’re celebrating wind-powered career opportunities– wind is helping workers in all 50 states pursue the American Dream! A record 114,000 Americans now work in wind. In the last five years, the country has added over 64,000 wind jobs, and right now wind turbine technician is the second fastest growing … Continue reading Wind powers opportunities for job creation

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American Wind Energy Association comments on new PJM fuel security study

PJM, the nation’s largest power grid operator, issued a new study this morning analyzing fuel supply resilience on their system. Amy Farrell, the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs made the following comment: “Energy regulators and grid operators confirm the reliability and resilience of the U.S. power system, … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association comments on new PJM fuel security study

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