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Listen Up: Try the Free DOE Home Energy Audit Program

Listen Up: Try the Free DOE Home Energy Audit Program

If you know where you are wasting energy at home, you can fix the problem. But for many people, getting an energy audit is like flossing your teeth — you know you should do it but just can't seem to get around to it. Fortunately, there's an easy to use energy audit program developed by the DOE that does as good a job as any professional program, and its free.
Bachelor’s Program in Renewable Energy Systems

Bachelor’s Program in Renewable Energy Systems

With renewable energy technologies sporting the fastest growth rates of any energy industry, it only makes sense that higher education would seize this opportunity and begin offering degrees catered specifically to the renewable energy field.
5 of the Fastest Growing Jobs in Clean Energy

5 of the Fastest Growing Jobs in Clean Energy

Finding a new job can be tough. One way to maximize your odds is to look for opportunities in clean energy. It’s one of the fastest-growing, most innovative sectors of our economy.
The Future of Renewables: NREL Reaches Out to Schools Across U.S.

The Future of Renewables: NREL Reaches Out to Schools Across U.S.

The Federal Government takes its share of criticisms when it comes to getting serious about renewable energy. While states and municipalities across the country announce some new initiative around renewables on almost a daily basis, our leaders in Washington DC seem to vie with each other over who can pay the most lip service to clean energy.
Orbital Marine Power decommissions 2-MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine

Orbital Marine Power decommissions 2-MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine

Orbital Marine Power Ltd., working with Thompsons of Prudhoe and Port of Blyth, has decommissioned its prototype 2-MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine. Heavy lift specialists Mammoet managed the tandem lift of the 516-tonne structure out of the water and onto the Blyth quayside in what was the port’s largest heavy lift to date, according to a press release. Orbital is […]
Renewable Energy Training Opportunities for Vets and Displaced Fossil Energy Workers

Renewable Energy Training Opportunities for Vets and Displaced Fossil Energy Workers

The booming renewable energy industry is not only helping the world transition away from fossil fuels, it’s also providing job opportunities for people who are in most need of them.
Energy Efficiency Hangs Out the Help Wanted Sign

Energy Efficiency Hangs Out the Help Wanted Sign

Van Jones says it is the work that most needs to be done and it can be done by the people who most need the work. It is likely the key to success in the world’s fight against global climate change. Installing solar panels? No. Great thing to do but not the key. Building wind turbines? Do it with both […]
How Future Renewable Energy Professionals Are Breaking into the Industry

How Future Renewable Energy Professionals Are Breaking into the Industry

Thousands of people from all walks of life and with varied backgrounds and talents are knocking on the doors of green tech companies in search of a renewable energy career. Attractive to savvy financiers, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, varied specialized professionals and those right out of school, breaking into the industry holds wonderful promise.
Council Honors Green Building Leaders

Council Honors Green Building Leaders

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized outstanding leaders in green building with Leadership Awards at an awards ceremony held during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each year awards are given in fives categories: Green Building Business, Local/Regional Leadership, Green Public Service-Government and Non-Government, and USGBC Leadership.
Weatherization works: Recent reports are way off base

Weatherization works: Recent reports are way off base

By Guest Blogger Stephen L. Cowell A recent article in Newsweek, “Obama’s Big Green Mess,”describes what can happen when contractors are “unfamiliar with the nuances of specialized weatherization work.”  The fact is, installing furnaces that exhaust poisonous fumes, putting in water heaters that can explode and blowing toxic asbestos around a home, which the article points out, happens on a regular basis.  […]