Forget the environment. Is the renewable energy industry delivering on its promise to create jobs? Yes, according to a report by the World Resources Institute (WRI), in Washington, D.C. The WRI examined the solar photovoltaic and wind industries in countries that are leaders in renewables.

The message is clear, says one of the report’s coauthors, Priya Barua: Comprehensive, targeted policies ...

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As a corporate sustainability consultant at GreenOrder, the most common question I received was, “What type of graduate degree do I need to be a competitive candidate in this field?”

The first thing I'd say? “Slow down.” Setting yourself up for a successful career in sustainability is about more than the graduate degree you get. In fact, I think that ...

Nearly 1.2 billion people — almost one-fifth of humanity — lack access to reliable electricity. While these two statistics may seem unrelated, they were both trends that Jessica O. Matthews noticed while traveling throughout Nigeria, visiting family and observing the local culture.

She decided to do something. What started as a class project while Matthews was attending Harvard University as ...

According to the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) "Electric Power Monthly," with preliminary data through to December 31, 2012, non-hydro renewable sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) increased by 12.8 percent last year compared to 2011 and provided 5.4 percent of net U.S. electrical generation.

Solar increased by 138.9 percent while wind grew 16.6 percent, geothermal ...

You don't have to have a degree in environmental science or the technical skills to operate a wind turbine to work in the green energy sector. No matter what industry you're interested in or the type of skill set you've developed, you can still pursue a career in the green energy sector.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics defines a ...

Wind power is one of the fastest growing electricity sources in the United States. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, wind turbines accounted for 30 percent of all new generating capacity over the past five years.

Most of the activity has been on land, and the advent of a new generation of larger, more efficient batteries that can store ...

Empower America, a nonprofit coalition that hires U.S. service veterans to construct solar-energy projects featuring American-made solar products, today announced a partnership with SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years. Under the partnership, the solar manufacturer will serve as the primary solar-panel and racking supplier for Empower-America-developed solar projects.

 

Focused in Southern California, the partnership ...

Jobs Rated

A college education is beneficial in the job landscape, but not all degrees are created alike.
The annual CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report applies a set of objective core criteria to rank professions across a variety of industries, to provide a snapshot of the job marketplace.
Looking for a recurring theme in the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report’s best jobs of 2019? One word: data.

Career Advice

Having the right supplies isn't just for back-to-school. Picking up a few essentials at the outset of your job search can help you land the career you want.
You have probably received a bevy of advice on your job search, but not all of it is good. Replacing antiquated ideas and downright wrong ideas can make the difference in landing a new position, and not.
There are tons of high paying jobs that don’t require formal education and may require little to no experience.