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More than half a million wind technicians needed by 2026 for wind energy construction and maintenance

33% rise in recruitment and training needs for wind turbine technicians over next five years if the world is to deliver the wind energy capacity required to meet net zero goals. Rapid growth in onshore and offshore wind capacity is generating huge demand for skilled workforce, a new report reveals today. New figures from Global … Continue reading More than half a million wind technicians needed by 2026 for wind energy construction and maintenance

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Global wind energy will need 500,000 technicians in 2026

A study by GWO and GWEC shows that around 30,000 new technicians are hired globally each year.Growth in onshore and offshore wind capacity is driving demand for skilled labor, reveals a new report released by two industry bodies. Figures from the Global Wind Organization (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) show that it … Continue reading Global wind energy will need 500,000 technicians in 2026

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Renewable Energy Jobs Hit 12.7 Million Globally

Worldwide renewable energy employment reached 12.7 million last year, a jump of 700,000 new jobs in one year despite the lingering effects of COVID-19 and the growing energy crisis, according to a new report. Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2022 identifies market dynamics as major factors influencing employment generation in renewables, along with labour … Continue reading Renewable Energy Jobs Hit 12.7 Million Globally

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Dept. of Energy U.S. Energy & Employment Jobs Report

The clean energy industry now employs as many people as the natural gas and coal industries combined. The USEER report from the Department of Energy confirms the rapid growth of clean energy jobs across the country as the American energy transition continues. In 2021 the solar, wind, and energy storage sectors employed more than 442,900 … Continue reading Dept. of Energy U.S. Energy & Employment Jobs Report

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The jobs of the future are green and sustainable

Not just engineers and highly specialized technicians: from social sciences to sustainable architecture, sustainability is revealing the need for new professions, skillsets and awareness – for “green careers”. The key word is flexibility. By 2050, the renewable energy sector will have produced 42 million jobs. This prediction from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s Global … Continue reading The jobs of the future are green and sustainable

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Wind power expansion: millions of new jobs

1.3 million people worldwide already work in the wind sector, but five times as many will be needed as the shift to renewable energy gathers pace. Newcomers are welcome. “The view from the top is incredible,” says Tim Schmolowski, who is responsible for maintaining and mending wind turbines at heights of between 40 and 60 meters. “Especially on a cold, … Continue reading Wind power expansion: millions of new jobs

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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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