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Energy Quote of the Day: 'This is What I Hate About This Industry'

January 31, 2015 by Jared Anderson

Oil Price Collapse and the Energy Industry


The fallout from the trend of declining oil prices continues materializing in the energy industry on a daily basis – several companies have announced workforce reductions this week – and Baker Hughes is one of the latest to make that difficult decision.[read more]

National Program Aims to Expand Minority Participation in Energy Sector

December 26, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Energy Industry and Minority Employment


It's no secret that minorities are underrepresented in the energy field. In the United States, Hispanics, African Americans, and American Indians make up 24 percent of the overall workforce, yet only account for nine percent of the country’s science and engineering workforce.[read more]

Coal Workers Deserve Green Jobs and a Clean Energy Future

November 21, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Several weeks ago, I attended a House hearing on “EPA’s Regulatory Threat to Affordable, Reliable Energy: The Perspective of Coal Communities.” There were a number of witnesses from coal industries, and the audience was populated mostly by coal workers wearing “End the War on Coal” t-shirts.[read more]

Energy Leveraging: An Explanation for China's Success and the World's Unemployment

December 7, 2012 by Gail Tverberg

If an employer wants to maximize profits, it will want to leverage its use of high-priced energy sources.  From an employer’s point of view, there are basically three kinds of energy, from most to least expensive:Human energyPetroleum energyEverything elseIf an employer wants to keep its costs low, it needs to minimize its use...[read more]