Renewable energy projects are increasingly creating more jobs around the globe. Specifically in the United States, the number of jobs created by solar energy grew by 13.2 percent this year compared to last, according to the Cronkite News Service. The increase in solar energy jobs represents a growth rate nearly six times faster than the national average employment growth rate. ...more
A recent Hard Hat Hub study of construction and engineering professionals in the power (transmission and distribution) industry found that companies will ramp up hiring in 2014, but many are having trouble finding talent and filling open positions.
Nearly 70% of the companies reported experiencing growth in the parts of their businesses that relate to the transmission and distribution of ...more
To help promote the next generation of professionals in the energy industry, IOGP is launching the Outstanding Young Professional Award in association with the biennial SPE HSSE-SR International Conference.
The award will recognize the achievements of an individual with fewer than 10 years of professional E&P experience, who can demonstrate professional accomplishments and evidence of outstanding talent, dedication and leadership ...more
Black & Veatch’s Strategic Directions in the U.S. Natural Gas Industry Report shows optimism across the industry for future growth is as plentiful as domestic shale gas reserves. The report is based on a comprehensive survey of natural gas industry leaders and includes analysis from Black & Veatch industry experts.
When asked about their view of the industry’s future growth, ...more
Southern Company recognized the first graduates of the transmission line and substation construction apprentice training program the company helped establish at Fort Stewart near Savannah, Ga.
This program is one example of outreach by the energy industry to veterans of the military. Careers related to energy are among the best jobs for veterans.
As a longtime supporter of the ...more
Wind turbines are the most visible symbols of the quest for renewable electricity generation. And yet, although they exploit the wind, which is as free and as green as energy can be, the machines themselves are pure embodiments of fossil fuels.
Large trucks bring steel and other raw materials to the site, earth-moving equipment beats a path to otherwise inaccessible ...more
The US Bureau of Land Management announced expanded best management practices (BMP) for oil and gas producers operating on onshore federal lands. The additional BMP aim to increase wildlife protection during exploration and production of onshore federal leases, the US Department of the Interior agency said late last month. The policies also cover geothermal resources, it added.
It said industry ...more