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The Best Environmental Science Careers

Environmental science is a cross-disciplinary field that combines the natural sciences (like biology and chemistry), the earth sciences (geology), and social sciences (like policy, economics, and law) to understand how they all interrelate. Environmental scientists study our air, water, and… Read More
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Record-Breaking Milestone For American Wind Power

Wind power has hit an important milestone in America, with 980 working wind installations generating 70 gigawatts of renewable electricity. Solar power gets a lot of attention because it’s so much more visible to many of us, quietly working away… Read More
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More Offshore Wind Power For Atlantic Canada

A new proposal by Canadian renewable energy company Beothuk Energy would see a new 1GW wind farm built 20km off the blustery Nova Scotia coast. The electricity generated by the offshore project would be exported to the United States via… Read More
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For U.S. Solar, It’s Jobs, Jobs And More Jobs

Solar power in the U.S. is growing fast, and it looks jobs are coming along for the ride: The nonprofit Solar Foundation’s latest survey, released on Monday, shows a 20 percent gain in solar employment since September 2012, giving the… Read More

US Wind Power Manufacturing Pipeline Fills

How good is it in U.S. wind power manufacturing these days? This good: When Vestas announced its latest wind turbine orders this week, it included a link to the website of a staffing agency that is helping it hire hundreds… Read More
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Massive Iowa Wind Power Expansion Under Way

That announcement by MidAmerican Energy last spring that it intended to add 1,050 more megawatts of installed wind power capacity in Iowa – the state with more wind power per capita than any other, already – wasn’t mere talk. As… Read More
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Smooth, Fast Ride For Offshore Wind Work

There are around 2,000 big wind turbines out on water, which translates to more than 6,000 megawatts of high-quality energy production (one German plant reported a capacity factor of 50 percent in its first year of operation). It also translates… Read More
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US Wind Industry Sees 2013 Going Out With Roar

You can’t see it in newly installed capacity, but the wind industry says it’s headed for a strong finish to 2013, a year that began deep in the doldrums after protracted uncertainty about the fate of the production tax credit… Read More

West Coasters Aim To Lead On Climate Change

Governors are gettin’ after it. Or at least trying to. Just days after the chief executives of eight states announced a plan to get 3.3 million zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025, the governors of California, Oregon and Washington… Read More

Wind Turbine Blade Maker Ramps Up In US

With long development timelines, it’s not apparent yet in new installation capacity, but there was another strong signal on Monday that the wind power manufacturing supply chain is coming back in the United States. The question is if the growth… Read More

Wind Energy Tax Break Talk: It’s Back!

Here we go again. Less than a year after Congress spent months dithering over the wind power production tax credit before extending it, leading to job losses in the industry, the PTC is again up for discussion at the Capitol.… Read More