Green may be a cool color, but it's red-hot when it comes to the job market. The global green economy, already worth well over $1 trillion per year, is expected to double by 2020 to $2.7 trillion. This growth factor creates a healthy outlook for jobs as companies compete to meet the demand for sustainable products and services. Some high ...more
A House committee is advancing a bill from U.S. Rep. Steve Daines that would allow hydropower projects in more local irrigation districts.
Daines said Wednesday that the measure cleared the House Natural Resources Committee.
It is one of the measures advancing in Congress to lift restrictions on hydropower development in Bureau of Reclamation irrigation systems built by the government after ...more
Arturo Leon, assistant professor in the school of civil engineering and construction engineering at Oregon State University, says hydraulic engineering continues to evolve but the past is often not far behind. “Some of the developments are recent but we’re still using work that goes back a hundred years and just improving on some of it,” he says.
“That’s part of ...more
Those searching for ways to be green at work can start by thinking black. Coffee consumption results in a considerable amount of office waste that can be easily remedied.
The morning cup of coffee is a ritual for millions that borders on necessity, depending on who you talk to. Often the morning cup of coffee turns into the morning cups ...more
The energy industry is one of the economy's more "recession proof" sectors, and careers therein are buzzing.
Green technology's continued expanse means more opportunities in renewable energy jobs. Two such careers rank in the CareerCast.com Best Jobs In Energy report for 2013.
Solar photovoltaic installer and wind turbine technician are high-growth positions with promising potential.more
With a few exceptions, sources of renewable energy tend to be inconveniently unreliable. Things like wind and wave energy are subject to the whims of weather, and even if you manage to find something that isn’t weather dependent (like tidal flow), you still can’t rely on a constant output of power.
Strictly speaking, solar power is the worst: it's heavily ...more