James, thanks for your comment. We forgot to put an important website into the article. It is called SolarWorksForAmerica.org. It has information for solar workers in every state. Check it out!
Fiorentina, thanks so much for your comment. According to this report, the waters off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire are too deep to make offshore wind power economical. The extra cost associated with installing deep-water offshore turbines in these areas makes it more economical to focus on the rest of the eastern seaboard and leave Maine and NH out. Since it was a U.S. report, it didn't mention the Canadian Provinces so I'd be interested in hearing more about that potential.
Editor's note: The sourcing for this report was so extensive that I couldn't include it in this short summary reproduced above. I would encourage all those interested to download the full report by clicking on the NC-WARN link provided.
Thanks for finding our conversion error. The story reflects the proper EU to USD conversion now.
Hi John, Thanks for pointing out my error. I meant to write $37,000 per year, still a hefty bill but not quite as bad.
Mbadgero, try this link: http://www.case.rpi.edu/home.html
Doug, good point. That bullet-point list came from another blogger but you are indeed correct. At the top of the list should be drive less and use public transportation as often as possible.
Thanks for the insightful comment, Warren. I really appreciate it and will pass it on. Hands-on real world training makes the most sense to me, too.
Ray-neff, thanks so much for your comment. I don't know if the Niagara County Community College has reached out to the local utility but that certainly seems like a good place to go. I'll pass on your comments. I, too, have benefited from the weatherization program from my local utility, PSNH.
Nice post, Lisa. I'm working on a story about university programs in renewable energy. Are utilities looking for straight engineers or are there specialized skills that GOLD kids need? If there are specialized skills, what are they and where can they go to get them?
Powerful post, Kathleen. Well written, too.