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Report: Clean energy sector’s job market booms

Unless you’ve succumb to the hermit lifestyle, you’re probably well aware of the mass shedding of jobs from oil and gas companies as global crude prices continue to sink. But where oil and gas jobs waver, clean energy jobs thrive, according to a report from Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2– a self-described national nonpartisan business group. The group found that the ...

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Energy Pipeline: Colorado earns top nod for wind manufacturing, jobs

wind turbines in mountains

A recent review of the U.S. wind industry in 2014 was filled with glowing description, with Colorado earning several of the positive nods. The American Wind Energy Association’s annual report showed that Colorado ended 2014 in the lead nationally in manufacturing jobs and was third in overall wind industry workers, with more than 6,000. Across the board, wind industry jobs ...

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Offshore wind power gets foothold in US with Rhode Island project

NEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island – Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America’s first offshore wind farm on Monday, a milestone the company says could pave the way for an industry long established in Europe but that is still struggling with opposition in the United States. The 30-megawatt wind farm, which will include five turbines located ...

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Giant crane arrives off Block Island to install first foundation for offshore wind farm

The most obvious sign that Deepwater Wind is about to start installing the nation’s first offshore wind farm appeared in the Atlantic Ocean waters near Block Island on Saturday. It’s hard to miss, coming in the form of the 300-foot-long Weeks 533, the largest water-borne revolving crane on the East Coast. In the 1960s and ’70s, the floating crane was ...

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Study: Clean energy rules hurt economy

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s mandate that utilities find more of their power from renewable sources is hampering the state’s economic comeback, a study presented Monday to a state panel considering the future of those standards suggested. The study, conducted by Utah State University, suggested that states such as Ohio with renewable electricity standards have not fared as well as states without ...

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