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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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American Wind Energy Association on California statement on California’s SB 100 and further legislation

The following is a statement by Tom Kiernan, CEO of American Wind Energy Association on California Senate’s passage of SB 100 and on the need for legislators to pass further legislation on renewable procurement and on regionalization of the electricity market. “California legislative leaders showed their commitment to the environment, their economy, and clean energy … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association on California statement on California’s SB 100 and further legislation

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Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review, launched at IRENA’s 15th Council in Abu Dhabi today, … Continue reading Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

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U.S. wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

The fast-growing clean sector now employs 105,500 men and women across all 50 states after a bumper year of 9 percent growth, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “American wind power reached new heights for energy generated and US jobs in 2017. And don’t be surprised when the industry continues to break records,” … Continue reading U.S. wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

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Help us tell wind power’s job creation story

There’s an important opportunity to tell the story of wind power’s 50-state job creation, and we need your help to tell it. The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) is currently seeking critical data on jobs from the wind industry and other energy sectors via an online survey, available here. Take a moment to … Continue reading Help us tell wind power’s job creation story

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Champions in Congress stand up for American wind energy workers

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act near passage in Congress will allow the continued growth of American wind energy, and the investment, jobs, and other economic benefits it brings to rural communities. The bill to be voted on later this week preserves the orderly phase-out through 2019 of wind energy tax credits, ensuring stability for … Continue reading Champions in Congress stand up for American wind energy workers

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US House misses opportunity, House bill would cripple wind power

The U.S. House of Representatives missed an opportunity to stand up for 60,000 American workers and preserve $50 billion in private infrastructure investment. The tax reform bill passed by the House retroactively changes how businesses can qualify for wind energy’s primary investment tools, the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC), … Continue reading US House misses opportunity, House bill would cripple wind power

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Standing up for American wind energy workers

Congressman Earl Blumenauer stood up for the jobs and livelihoods of over 100,000 Americans this week in front of the full House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. A longtime supporter of wind energy, Rep. Blumenauer strongly voiced his opposition to the stripped-down Production Tax Credit proposal in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and … Continue reading Standing up for American wind energy workers

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