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Investment In Solar Energy
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Kearsarge Energy, a renewable energy project developer and financier, announced the operations of the 4.9-MW Kearsarge Southwick solar project, representing the largest operating SREC II solar PV project in Massachusetts. “This project is a great example of how harnessing solar power can protect the environment, save on energy costs, and create jobs,” said Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson. “Projects like this one in Southwick play a key role in reaching the Baker-Polito Administration’s solar goal of 1600 megawatts by 2020.” Elsewhere, in Mississippi, Mississippi Power, is expanding its renewable generation portfolio with an agreement to team on another ... more
Jobs in North Dakota Oil Are Hot But the Dakotas Are Not
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For anyone hit by our ailing economy, the prospect of earning a six-figure salary in a North Dakota boomtown might seem irresistible. However, jobs in oil and gas often come at a price, and though one’s first inclination is to follow the money, there are other factors to take into account, especially for those with a family. Here are eight questions you’ll want to consider before you start searching for jobs in oil and gas: 1. How will my spouse react to the idea of moving? If your honey will have to give up a nice job or leave family ... more
Professional Help Needed In The Oil Industry
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Companies operating in the Marcellus and Utica shales say it's been a challenge to fill openings in engineering, geology, environmental health and other professional fields. The Marcellus Shale Coalition, a gas drilling-industry trade group, released a workforce survey Wednesday of more than 100 of its members. The survey indicates that about half of the industry's new hires in 2012 were equipment operators or work in operations and maintenance. Companies say professional and management jobs are the most difficult to fill. The companies that took part in the survey say they plan to add 4,000 jobs in 2013. CONTINUE READING AT ... more
Coal Gaining Ground On Gas In Energy Market
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Natural gas faces growing competition from coal and renewable energy sources at a time when its potential demand growth is slowing down, an International Energy Agency official said. “The last large contracts for [LNG] were signed in 2014 just before oil prices collapsed. We believe it is still competitive, but there are risks,” said Laszlo Varro, who heads IEA’s gas, coal and power markets division. “LNG is the only option besides pipelines to transport large amounts of gas from country to country, but it’s very expensive,” Varro said during a June 25 presentation at the Center for Strategic and International ... more
Breaking Into Engineering Jobs in Energy: Personal Marketing Tactics
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that engineering jobs in energy will see 11% growth through 2016. That number is just part of the whopping 58% projected rise in the oil and gas extraction industry, or 1.5 million new jobs through 2012. With figures like that, you’d think that getting a job in the energy industry would be a breeze. You’d be wrong. Even while advancements in onshore and offshore technology continue to help meet rising consumer demand, and niche sectors can lead to high-paying atomic energy jobs, electrical engineering jobs and more, the best positions are always the hardest ... more
Energy Boosting The Job Market
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Growth in unconventional oil and natural gas activity is transforming America’s energy future and strengthening its overall economy in terms of jobs, government revenues, and gross domestic product, according to a recent report from IHS. The report, entitled “America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil & Gas Revolution & the US Economy, Vol. 3,” extends on the initial analysis to include the full value-chain associated with the unconventional revolution: from drilling and refining to petrochemical supplies and manufacturing. According to the report: Unconventional oil and gas and energy-related chemicals activity currently support 2.1 million jobs and will support more than ... more
Projecting The Future Of Oil And Gas Productivity
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With more than 90,000 attendees from more than 120 countries, the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston is one of the world’s largest gatherings for the oil and gas industry. The event provides a valuable platform for energy professionals to exchange ideas and see the latest advancements in offshore technology and resources. Some of the key industry trends and themes that were discussed at this year’s show, which was held from May 4 – 7, include, strategies for minimizing equipment downtime and reducing operating costs. William Madden, Industrial Sales Engineer - Oil and Gas, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants, discussed ... more
Jobs in Oil and Gas Aren't Exactly Gushing With Opportunity
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The oil and gas industry is one of the few bright spots in today's job market, as hiring in this sector is projected to rise by 8% annually through 2020. But even if companies are begging for your skills, you still need to know how to market yourself effectively to land one of these coveted jobs. By incorporating the strategies below into your job search, you can increase your chances of finding a job in the energy sector and landing the one you want. First, you need to figure out three things: What type of job you want What are ... more
Energy Industry Needs Candidates With STEM Backgrounds
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Finding a good-paying, stable job that won’t leave the country tops the priority list for many Americans in these difficult economic times. But for those just graduating from high school or college, it seems harder than ever. Yet high-paying jobs are available right here in New Mexico and across the United States. Careers in energy, including jobs as linemen, power plant operators and engineers, are often overlooked by today’s youths. Gov. Susana Martinez has therefore declared Oct. 14-20 Careers in Energy Week in New Mexico to focus attention upon the need for a new generation of skilled energy workers to ... more
Unmanned Sites The New Wave In Energy?
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For the natural gas industry, the future may be closer than expected. In an effort to push more efficient and economic development of remote offshore gas fields, one industry firm has released a concept for an unmanned floating liquid natural gas unit that builds on currently available technology. The intent was to foster thought and collaboration among developers, marine architects and engineers and other stakeholders looking out about 20 years. But realization of an unmanned FLNG unit could happen sooner. “We are looking ahead to 2030,” says Richard Palmer, DNL GV’s oil and gas regional manager for Australia, New Zealand ... more