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New Study: Wind Energy is a Jobs and Economic Engine

By Kelley Welf and Isak Kvam | Mar. 17, 2017
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There’s a lot of talk about jobs these days. President Trump speaks often, and passionately, about bringing jobs (especially manufacturing jobs) back to America.  Wind energy is and will continue to be an important driver of the growth in American manufacturing and other family-supporting jobs across this nation.  And, according to a new Navigant study, more jobs are on the way.

The wind industry is an economic engine.  In 2016, wind power installations represented more   […]   Read More »

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A Smart Choice: Wind Energy Grows Good Jobs in Minnesota

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According to the Department of Energy, the wind industry now employs over 100,000 Americans with good, family-supporting jobs.  That’s more jobs than in coal, gas, nuclear or hydroelectric plants.  And, these jobs span all 50 states.  While wind turbine technician is the country’s fastest growing job according to the US Department of Labor, not all the jobs require scaling those tall towers.  Jobs in engineering, law, finance, sales, construction, as well as manufacturing all support   […]   Read More »

Categories: Jobs, Public Education

Wind energy plays a part in making America great

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A long, and sometimes painful, election cycle is now behind us.  As we take a collective breath to absorb the outcome and ponder how renewable energy will fare under the Trump administration, we can breathe easy knowing that wind energy is an American success story. 

Since we have just lived through weeks of polling – pre-election polls, exit polls, and discussing and analyzing poll data ad nauseam – why not look at a few more?   […]   Read More »

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Jobs, jobs and more jobs: Available today in the renewable energy sector

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Renewable energy is here to stay.  According to a Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg New Energy Finance report, solar and wind power accounted for 68 percent of new capacity in 2015, representing the largest source of new electrical power added to the grid.

Wind energy was the number one source of new electricity capacity additions last year. And, Iowa made it into the record books recently as the first state to generate more than   […]   Read More »

Categories: Jobs, Public Education