energy jobs

Power Sector Employment Declines, Except for Renewable Electricity Generators

December 26, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Changes in Energy Sector Employment

The electric power generation sector lost more than 5,800 jobs from January 2011 through June 2014 despite a gain of nearly 1,800 non-hydro renewable electricity generation jobs, according to the latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.[read more]

In California and Iowa, Advanced Energy Means Lots of Jobs

December 19, 2014 by Bob Keough

Advanced Energy Jobs

The advanced energy industry in California is, not surprisingly, California-sized – over 431,000 workers in more than 40,000 businesses. Rural Iowa has 22,600 advanced energy employees in 1,400 businesses, more workers than in crop production, trucking, or animal production.[read more]

Report Finds Opportunity for Natural Gas Job Growth, But it's Not Where You Think

October 9, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Energy Industry Job Growth

In 1933, Milton Heath senior opened a small firm to find leaks from natural gas pipelines in New England Fields. More than 80 years later, the family business has grown substantially, and now the Texas-based company provides more than 1,200 manufacturing and service jobs across the country.[read more]

Emerging Jobs, Suppressing Leaks

October 6, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Leakage and Energy Service Companies

Finding and fixing natural gas leaks from the oil and gas sector now constitutes an emerging and growing industry, with the potential to create a large number and variety of well-paying jobs, according to a new report released by Datu Research.[read more]

How Smart Grid Policies Create Employment Opportunities

September 17, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

Most Smart Grid discussions about human impacts address the demographic trends in utility workforces or the influences that Smart Grid technologies and applications have on people in residential and commercial settings. But the subject of job creation doesn’t get the same attention.[read more]

Federal Budget Stunts like Blocking Enforcement of Light Bulb Standards Put U.S. Jobs at Risk

July 10, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Federal Budgets and Light Bulb Standards

The Republican-backed federal spending bill is set to become a vehicle for a number of misguided legislative maneuvers wholly unrelated to the budget and aimed at blocking programs that help Americans save energy while cutting harmful pollution.[read more]

5 Facts You Should Know About America's Solar Jobs Market

February 1, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Solar Energy Jobs

The Solar Foundation released top-level findings of its latest solar jobs census, finding that there are 146,698 jobs throughout the industry. That's a 20 percent increase since 2012 -- a jump driven both by growth in installations and new categories for academic and research jobs.[read more]

$1.7 Billion Investment Towards Buffalo Energy Facilities A 'Game-Changer'

November 30, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

Buffalo and Energy Jobs

Two new manufacturing tenants in the heart of South Buffalo could bring energy jobs to New York. On November 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo shared the momentous news of the state’s successful effort to draw a pair of high-tech giants to Buffalo’s waterfront.[read more]

LNG Exports Could Create Big Job, Economic Numbers

May 17, 2013 by Mark Green

jobs multiplier effect?

LNG exports are projected to produce annual increases in revenue to federal, state and local governments of between $6.4 billion to $9.3 billion in the base scenario to $27.9 billion to $40.4 billion in the high-export scenario by 2035.[read more]

California: Energy Rich, Decision Poor

May 9, 2013 by Mark Green

California Energy

California? It used to be mentioned in the same breath as oil giants Texas and Alaska, but oil production is down 21 percent since 2001 and it has slipped out of the top-three tier of oil-producing states.[read more]

DOE Smart Grid Projects: $6.8 Billion Economic Boost, 47,000 Jobs

May 5, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

An analysis from the US Department of Energy (DOE), reports smart grid projects created nearly $7 billion total economic output, nearly 50,000 jobs, and over $1 billion in government tax revenue.[read more]

Is China's Solar Energy Business Not-for-Profit? [VIDEO]

April 30, 2013 by Herman Trabish

Solar energy is not a complete solution today in China, but the leadership is quite intelligent about technology and science and engineering. They have a clear a strategy baked into five-year plans. China is going to stay committed.[read more]

Keystone XL: Safe for Our Country

April 26, 2013 by Mark Green

Keystone XL construction

The Keystone XL pipeline is squarely in President Obama’s court. He should approve the full project – for the jobs, economic lift and strengthened energy security this shovel-ready project would provide for our country.[read more]

Keystone XL: For Our Economy

April 25, 2013 by Mark Green

pro-Keystone Rally

The economic and energy market reasons for approving the full Keystone XL pipeline are strong. Energy activity equals jobs, income and spinoff economic activity.[read more]

Keystone XL: In the National Interest

April 23, 2013 by Mark Green

Economic, energy and environmental considerations figure into the answer, but ultimately the president is charged with determining whether Keystone XL will make our country stronger and safer without impacting the environment.[read more]