Clean energy jobs may have declined during COVID, but the future of the workforce is still looking bright. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, renewable energy was the only power source that stayed in high demand. Construction activity never completely ceased, resulting in the highest number of renewable energy installations to date in 2020.North Dakota Retrains its Energy Workforce
Losing your job can be a terrible experience, especially if you need to acquire new skills to […] Read More »
This week, the renewable energy community is celebrating the first ever American Clean Power Week, a nationwide celebration of clean energy and the good-paying jobs the industry creates for Americans across all 50 states. Renewables are powering homes and businesses, creating jobs, investing in communities, reducing costs for consumers, and helping to reduce carbon emissions across the nation.
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With the growing amount of renewable energy additions to the grid, transmission development is crucial. Priti Patel, Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer at Minnesota-based Great River Energy (GRE) gives the low-down on all things transmission: what it’s like to work in an important industry, how industry partners are getting involved and what the public needs to know.
With the rise in wind and solar power resulting from lower prices and higher demand, transmission development has never been more important. However, there have been significant road blocks in the quest to create a clean energy market and bring large amounts of renewable energy onto the grid in the Midwest. Clean Grid Alliance (CGA) has spent the last 20 years as the “power behind the power” working with legislators, regulators, NGO colleague organizations, and many other […] Read More »
Renewable energy’s resiliency has provided the country with reliable power, and a stable source of income for Americans. Despite the onslaught of COVID-related losses, renewable energy was the only power source that did not have a decline in demand. Because construction activity never completely ceased, 2020 saw the highest number of renewable energy installations to date, and a record number of people are still receiving a hard-earned paycheck.
Clean energy jobs took a slight dip […] Read More »
For an economy and a culture that thrives on fast cars, fast food, and instant gratification for virtually everything, the very lengthy process for interconnecting renewable energy resources into the electric grid is frustrating, to say the least.
In order to connect new generation resources, like wind or solar, to the transmission grid, a developer must work through the Generator Interconnection Process (GIP). During this process, projects are studied to determine if any upgrades are needed […] Read More »
Clean Grid Alliance is truly a special organization. Why? Continuity.
Over the past 20 years, there has been a very clear continuity of mission, members, and message. CGA is a unique blend of members from the corporate and nonprofit sectors as well as philanthropic partners that have focused on one main mission for two decades – delivering Midwest renewable energy to the marketplace.
CGA is also the beneficiary of someone who not only […] Read More »
The country is running more and more on renewables – and solar energy is rising to the top. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, renewable energy demand never fell. In fact, 2020 saw the highest number of installations ever! That’s lead to 103 gigawatts (GW) of operating solar powering 18.6 million American homes across the country, and there’s much more in store. The Energy Information Association predicts 15.4 GW of new utility-scale solar capacity this year. […] Read More »