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ACP brings together leaders in O&M and Safety

The ACP Operations & Maintenance and Safety Virtual Summit kicks off today! This important industry event is where leaders in the field connect to recognize unique challenges and identify solutions in health and safety, operations and maintenance, workforce training and development, and quality assurance.   Special thanks to our program chairs, Carla Holly, Director, Regulatory Compliance, BP Wind Energy and Early Jr. … Continue reading ACP brings together leaders in O&M and Safety

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Siemens Gamesa to double offshore blade facility

Successful offshore blade factory in Hull, England to be expanded by more than 41,000 square meters; remains largest offshore wind manufacturing facility in the UK Investment of £186 million will enable manufacturing of next-generation blades in 2023 200 new direct jobs to be added Siemens Gamesa continues to be major driver of economic growth story … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to double offshore blade facility

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Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm begins electricity production

Dumat al-Jandal, the region’s largest wind farm, has been connected to the grid and began producing carbon-free electricity.Dumat al-Jandal is the region’s largest wind farm, and is made up of 99 wind turbines, each with the capacity to generate electricity for up to 70,000 homes in the kingdom, Saudi Arabia-based Al Arabiya reported.The 400-megawatt (MW) … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm begins electricity production

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The Powering American Jobs Campaign

This week, ACP launched our national Powering American Jobs campaign and our first TV ads thanking U.S. senators for supporting clean power infrastructure in the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and putting the muscle of the clean power industry behind this effort to create good-paying jobs across the United States. We’ll be running these ads in individual … Continue reading The Powering American Jobs Campaign

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American Clean Power launches campaign thanking senators for supporting clean power infrastructure and jobs

As Congress debates the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and other infrastructure legislation, the American Clean Power Association (ACP) launched its national Powering American Jobs campaign this week with ad buys in Arizona, Louisiana, Utah, West Virginia and Washington, DC. The ads feature workers from the wind and solar industries, and thanks senators for supporting clean … Continue reading American Clean Power launches campaign thanking senators for supporting clean power infrastructure and jobs

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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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