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Your Questions About Renewable Energy Jobs

Ken asks…

Should I go to humboldt state university for Renewable energy engineering?

They have my major in environmental resources engineering (ERE) but is there program mediocre? I have the grades to go to a UC (4.1 gpa) but there are no UCs that have renewable energy engineering or (ERE). There is only researching and not ABET credited. So is humboldt a good school academically and will prepare me for a job?

admin answers:

My son was at humboldt for three years. For the better he enjoyed the curriculum but couldn’t stand the hippies and patchouli oil. He is serving our Navy. He racked up a hefty student debt at HSU. Good Luck

Chris asks…

How much renewable energy can be created and how many jobs would be created with 700 billion dollars?

Apparently the government has 700 billion dollars it’s willing to wage on the banking industry. I was wondering what the environmental and economical impact would be if they invested this kind of money in renewable energies.

admin answers:

The impact would be astronomical. As it is I am trying to fill in the last couple pieces to start a renewable energy (electricity, heating, etc) plant in my state (a plant that would only create a vast number of jobs for people in my state). If the government dedicated that money to scientific research and development of renewable energy our lives and ability to be “green” should only improve. However, keep in mind that technically the government doesn’t have 700 B dollars, but are borrowing it from The Federal Reserve and further increasing our national debt. However, if the invested the money in researching and developing renewable energy resources, it would create a vast number of jobs and possibly help our economy as technology and methods we discover could also be sold to other countries looking to improve their environmental and economic impact. On a personal note, I feel that the government should hold the Bank Heads financially responsible for bailing out their own banks since it was their greed that got us into this situation in the first place. Anyway, I hope I answered your question!

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Your Questions About Renewable Energy Content

Mandy asks…

Nearly same or exact same content on different domains effect seo?

My company manufacturer different renewable energy and power electronics product so i’m having different domain names for different products, but some time few domains i have are for different product section for example..
solar hybrid inverter is a product and solar hybrid inverter kits is also a product now i have one domain is like solarhybridinverter.com one solarhybridinvertercards.com both having nearly same content. does this effect search engine ranking of my domains?
what is PLR? and different content means article and pictures..means site structure design can remain same but content has to be different? and if they are differnt then what affect on seo? does it help company?

admin answers:

Anshuman Chandel,

As everyone else here has said, duplicate content is a killer. Don’t use PLR services or anyone else though. Most of them will create poorly spun content that Google will hate anyway. Spin your content yourself using a a free article spinner and make sure it is 60% or more unique AND readable. Then you can use the same article over and over.

Joseph asks…

What is the current energy demand in the UK?

What is the current energy demand in the UK?- I need a graph or something.
How is the energy demand currently satisfied?- I can’t find a up to date graph. (Something like coal, gas, renewable energy…)
How long are existing supplies expected to last?
Thank you.

admin answers:


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Your Questions About Renewable Energy World

Betty asks…

How much money does the world spend on renewable energy?

I was wondering how much money does the world as a total spends on renewable energy?

admin answers:

17 trillion a year

Laura asks…

What are the best examples of renewable energy being put to good use in the real world?

I’m writing a report for school on the future of renewable energy (including wind, water, solar, geothermal, and biofuel), and want to give some real world examples of how renewable energy is being used effectively today. What strikes you as some of the best real world examples you’ve seen or heard of?

admin answers:

Geothermal energy used in Iceland. Iceland’s many geysers and hotsprings make it an excellent location for geothermal energy.

Niagra Falls and Hoover Dam… Provide a ton of electrical power.

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Your Questions About Renewable Energy Certificates

Paul asks…

How to purchase and use Renewable Energy Certificates?

Can someone please explain if and how I can buy renewable energy certificates for my apartment electricity use. My local energy company does not currently provide renewable energy and I am under the impression I can buy certificates from renewable energy companies and use those certificates to pay for my current electric bill.

Can you please explain this process.

admin answers:

It’s a pointless exercise because all of the electricity comes from the same generators connected to the same grid.

Joseph asks…

What possible reason could anybody ever have for wanting to get a renewable energy training certificate?

What possible reason could anybody ever have for wanting to get a renewable energy training certificate?

admin answers:

Cause people are wanting to know more about renewable energy more and more to bring that to a company makes you an asset which means more knowledge and money for you, im wanting it

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Your Questions About Renewable Energy Jobs Houston

James asks…

Will special rights for ‘minorities’ end, right about the time white people become a minority?

admin answers:

While the economic recovery is improving the nation’s employment prospects, Hispanics need more help finding jobs, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday.

Compared with Anglos and African-Americans, Hispanics have a higher-than-average unemployment rate, less education and higher rate of on-the-job fatalities, according to the report titled “The Hispanic Labor Force in the Recovery.”

“We know more needs to be done to get Hispanics back to work,” Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said during a conference call with reporters Thursday. She said the report was a fitting tribute to the late farm worker and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, whose 84th birthday would have been Thursday.

“We know more needs to be done to get Hispanics back to work,” Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said during a conference call with reporters Thursday. She said the report was a fitting tribute to the late farm worker and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, whose 84th birthday would have been Thursday.

Solis also announced that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has agreed to suspend worksite immigration investigations for sites where the Labor Department is investigating labor disputes such as a wage and hour, family and medical leave, discrimination or health and safety issues. The agreement was part of a memorandum of understanding between the Labor Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

The agreement will protect workers during wage theft and other investigations, Solis said.

Laura Boston, director of the nonprofit Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center, which advocates for low-wage workers, applauded the agreement.

In at least two instances she handled recently, workers were deported shortly after they filed complaints of workplace abuse, said Boston. One involved charges of sex harassment and race discrimination and another was payment of wages including overtime.

“We never knew whether the companies called immigration officials or whether it was by chance,” Boston said. “The employer is never held responsible if the worker is deported and isn’t there to testify.”

Unemployment rate
According to the Labor Department report, the average 2010 unemployment rate for Hispanic workers was 12.5 percent, compared with 8.7 percent for white workers and 16 percent for black workers.

On the plus side, unemployed Hispanics spend fewer weeks looking for work than whites or blacks. And a lower proportion of Hispanics are counted as long-term jobless, which the Labor Department defines as 27 weeks or longer.

One reason Hispanics lag behind other workers is that unemployment rates are closely tied to education levels.

Workers with bachelor’s degrees or higher had an average unemployment rate of 6 percent in 2010, while workers without high school diplomas had a rate of 13.2 percent.

Job training
Hispanics at least age 25 who have jobs are significantly less likely to have college diplomas than either blacks or Anglos, according to the report. The proportion is 16.9 percent for Hispanics, 36.1 percent for Anglos and 26 percent for blacks, the Labor Department said.

To encourage more Hispanics to find good jobs, the department recommends enrolling more of them in government-sponsored job training programs for low-income and at-risk youth; providing training opportunities in energy efficiency and renewable energy industries; and encouraging more Hispanics to pursue careers in engineering, technology and science.

High-risk industries
Since Hispanics work disproportionately in high-risk industries such as construction, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is beefing up its outreach to improve health and safety on the job. According to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hispanic workers had the highest rate of work-related fatalities in 2009.

The department’s wage and hour division is also putting more resources into taking action on companies that misclassify their employees as independent contractors to avoid paying Social Security and unemployment taxes, overtime and minimum wages.

“Misclassification more frequently occurs in industries that employ a large number of vulnerable workers, many of whom are of Hispanic or Latino origin,” according to the report.


Sharon asks…

In Texas Bill White from Houston is running for govenor against Rick Perry the incumbent. Who wins?

White is a very strong candidate. He made the City of Houston, the largest electricity user in the region, the nation’s #1 public purchaser of renewable energy. During his tenure at City Hall, Bill White cut the city’s energy use by six percent, despite double-digit growth in Houston‘s population and thousands of new jobs. White required annual performance reviews of city employees, established performance-based pay programs, and was willing to ask low performers to improve or leave. He established a program to permanently recycle hundreds of thousands of tons of yard waste, reducing landfill costs to taxpayers. Bill White understands that keeping young people in school requires both publicly funded programs and the involvement of civic, business, and religious leaders at all levels of government.

Perry is the longest serving governor and won’t debate or take questions from the media. He has friends running the Teachers Retirement Fund who make millions in investment fees and the School Book Board that recommends altering history to make the chuch more important. Then another friend got millions from the Emerging Technology Fund on appealing to Gov. Perry, after he was originally turned down. Do you think he has been in office so long he doesn’t think all this political corruption matters to the voters?
As an independent voter I found Bill White when I was fed up with Perry’s cronies on the School Book Board who said the Civil War had slaves fighting for the Union and omitted Jefferson as a writer of the constitution instead of bettering our students knowledge.

Houston voters returned White to office with re-election margins of 91% and 86%.
Bill White’s proven track record with law enforcement, earned him the support of sheriffs responsible for 98% of Texans living in counties along the border.

The JFK Profiles in Courage Award is presented to two elected public officials each year. White was chosen for welcoming 150,000 hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees to the city despite complaints that the newcomers were a drain on local resources. He immediately helped establish emergency shelters and fostered creation of programs to help those who chose to stay in Houston find housing and jobs.

admin answers:

Texans had better hope Bill White does.

Perry is in it for Perry.

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Your Questions About Renewable Energy

Steven asks…

How is renewable energy good for the economy?

Can renewable energy truly be good for the economy, and how so?

admin answers:

Renewable energy can be good once we have a storage system to store the sun’s, wind’s, etc’s energy and use it when we need it.

It is good for the economy because it is getting more and more expensive to dig up conventionals.

James asks…

What is the difference between a renewable energy source and a nonrenewable energy source? Give specific e?

What is the difference between a renewable energy source and a nonrenewable energy source? Give me some specific examples.

admin answers:

A renewable energy source is one that naturally replenishes itself as it is consumed. Solar energy, for example, will continue to make its way to us for as long as the sun continues to burn, whether we harness it or not. The same could be said about wind, hydro, biomass, etc. (though these are really just indirect forms of solar energy – without the sun, there would be no wind, the water cycle would not function, and plant life would not grow). The only other renewable energy input that the earth sees as a whole is geothermal – heat energy from its own core (though this will also eventually run out).

Another possible example of a renewable energy source could be landfill gas, though this is debatable. As long as humans continue to create a huge amount of organic waste, I guess, then we should be able to continue capturing methane from it.

A non-renewable source, on the other hand, will not be replenished once it is used. Fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal), for example, are considered non-renewable, because they took millions of years to form. Once a barrel of oil is brought up from the earth and burned, it will not be replenished for a long, long time.

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Your Questions About Renewable Energy Group

John asks…

How can we make renewable energy less competitive?

There is a serious energy crisis in Australia – even without the carbon tax renewables are now cheaper than building new coal or gas fired power stations.
How can we make renewables more expensive so that the climate change denier industry can maintain their myths?
“A new analysis from research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance has concluded that electricity from unsubsidised renewable energy is already cheaper than electricity from new-build coal and gas-fired power stations in Australia.
The modeling from the BNEF team in Sydney found that new wind farms could supply electricity at a cost of $80/MWh –compared with $143/MWh for new build coal, and $116/MWh for new build gas-fired generation.These figures include the cost of carbon emissions, but BNEF said even without a carbon price, wind energy remained 14 per cent cheaper than new coal and 18 per cent cheaper than new gas.”

Should we also ban the use of solar energy storage systems (such as the old technology used in http://www.haifa-group.com/products/k_solar/) to support the climate change denier myths that renewables cannot maintain base load supply?

admin answers:

What you’ve quoted was/is inevitable. I could crow “I’ve said this would happen for years” — and I have. But it’s not brilliant insight. Just following the trends.

What you quoted is the obituary for the fossil fuel industry. And (I will crow about and repeat this prediction) — it does not matter what the environmentalists — or the special interests, for that matter — do. The verdict will be spoken in the marketplace. When renewable energy has the competitive advantage (as it now does) the end result will be a drastic decline in fossil fuel use — and carbon emissions.

The same incentive that has blocked action on climate change — pure, raw greed — will now make cutting CO2 emissions an inevitable and unstoppable force.

Thomas asks…

Is it a good decision to invest money in companies that their business is to produce renewable energies?

Do you think that because of the high price of gas, will make stock prices grow of companies that are investing in renewable energies

admin answers:

Some yes, some no.
Due to the high price of corn, soybeans, used cooking oil, many companies making ethanol and biodiesel are in trouble.
Some companies that own wind farms (FPL Group which also has a regulated utility business) are doing very well.

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Your Questions About Renewable Energy For Kids

Ruth asks…

How do we transition from non-renewable resources to sustainable clean energy?

With the reduction in global oil and cost production, and the current shift in the US to natural gas, major energy sources are dynamic in time. In the coming future, how can we as a global society, shift our focus from non-renewable fossil fuels to renewable clean energy sources that meet all our growing energy challenges?

admin answers:

Start having fewer children.

The energy demand from 7 billion people is so high that it cannot be met by clean, renewable sources even if these sources became 25% better overnight. Right now we have a choice: have fewer kids and let them live good lives supported by clean renewable energy, or have another seven billion kids and watch them live miserably and fight over whatever declining non-renewable resources exist.

Steven asks…

What happened that gas stations no longer have attendants like they used to? For instance Texaco had at least?

two come out to check your car and one would check your oil when permitted to, or wash the windshield. Another would pump your gas,and sometimes a third one would check your tire pressure. If you had a kid with you they would get a lollipop. Is it a combination of corporate greed, over-regulation of government and excessive taxation? Also the fact that the gasoline is way out of proportion to it’s true value. I would love to see a break-through of cheap energy that no government had a chance to stop or regulate come to the people.I am sure that cheap renewable energy is abundant out there,that is being suppressed!

admin answers:

In oregon and new jersey they have attendants pumping gas because self serve is illegal but they dont do any of the other things

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Your Questions About Renewable Energy Jobs

William asks…

How in demand will renewable energy jobs be in the near future?

I’m really worried about the economy and looking for a quick certification so I can have some sort of qualification in case it totally goes under. I found a 14 credit hour renewable energy certification at a community college. Do you think this will do any good for finding jobs?

admin answers:

Very high demand for scientists and engineers and designers..

Jenny asks…

Effect of using renewable energy on the economy?

I’m doing a project for my economics class and I have to explain several different ways in which transitioning to renewable energy and relying less on fossil fuels will effect the economy. So far all I really have is that it will create more jobs. I have to be able to write a 5 page paper on this. Please help, this is due tomorrow!

admin answers:

Using less coal will mean fewer coal miners.

Using less petroleum will mean fewer guys working on those deep ocean well drilling rigs.

Using more Wind will mean more money for the farmers that have windmills on their land. And Studying the effects of killing birds from the blades.

Using more solar will mean lots more folks trained on how to install solar panels.

All this also means changes in College courses to prepare for degrees in these areas.

Less petroleum imported will mean a better balance of payments for Commerce.

Less petroleum means less reliance on Air transport and a shift to higher speed trains.

Airplanes are one of the least efficient users of petroleum. Soon Air travel will be only for the very important, rich or for a very infrequent trip.

People will live closer to work unless public transit is available.

If we go to food based crops for energy it will mean we starve people and start wars over food. (BAD idea)

conservation will be very IN due to the higher cost per watt from renewable sources.

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Your Questions About Sustainable Energy

Maria asks…

What aspect of renewable or sustainable energy would you be interested in looking into?

What aspect of renewable or sustainable energy would you, personally, be interested in looking into as a possible way to achieve a sustainable future?

Not asking anyone to answer this for me, but I don’t really understand the question. Is it asking like what type of energy source? Or what? Thank you!

admin answers:

There are several kinds of renewable or sustainable energy sources and these are different.

Renewable energy is what is there on our planet, that you can use and there will be more tomorrow, without you having to do anything. Those types of energy are solar and wind energy. You can capture these sources of energy fairly “easily”. (There are also geothermal, tidal and hydro electricity but those are not available everywhere – but they are all still renewable energy)

Sustainable energy comes from sources that you can keep going without reducing the availability (if you replace them). This would include wood, for instance. You can cut and burn wood for energy and replace it by planting more trees.

These are all different from non-renewable and non-sustainable sources, such as coal, oil and gas which are non renewable and non sustainable.

My personal interests would lie in (a) solar energy and (b) wood. In the northern part of the UK, the sun doesn’t always shine as much as we would like but wood grows well, so you get the use of both in case of need.

Helen asks…

What aspect of renewable or sustainable energy would you be interested in looking into as a possible?

What aspect of renewable or sustainable energy would you, personally, be interested in looking into as a possible way to achieve a sustainable future?

Not asking anyone to answer this for me, but I don’t really understand the question. Is it asking like what type of energy source? Or what? Thank you!

admin answers:

Solar power; Geothermal power; Windmills; Wave power and Tidal power are all necessary if we are to reduce our reliance on coal, gas and uranium to a sustainable level.

I personally am also interested in powering a laptop from a stationary bicycle with a fly wheel and generator.

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Your Questions About Renewable Energy Companies

Lizzie asks…

What solar energy companies have been drawn to Arizona because of the tax incentives released in 2010?

I would like to know what companies came to Arizona BECAUSE of the tax incentives and tax credit programs implemented just for renewable energy companies. If you answer, I’ll answer your questions as well.
Please be very specific. I need to know what exact companies have done so to include stories for the causal analysis essay.

admin answers:

They all have as you can buy online now as well.

Mary asks…

what are some profitable and growing solar power companys looking to invest?

I am looking to invest in one and have around 1000 dollars also what are some other renewable Energy companies like wind, ocean, Power ,stuff like that

admin answers:

General Electric (GE) is one of the biggest manufacturers of wind turbines.

For solar power Claymore Mac Global Solar Energy ETF (TAN) is good.

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Your Questions About Renewable Energy World

Sandra asks…

Who is doing renewable energy education? How are you accomplishing the task? What are you focused on?

I am researching the current energy and renewable energy issues facing the world. The task is very extensive and complicated. Each region has renewable energy opportunities that can be important to environmental issues, economic development, and social needs for all humans. Government agencies, industry, agriculture, educational and research organizations are focused upon massive research efforts. This seems to provide a way to share information, thoughts and ways to help people to improve our lives by conserving energy, find alternative energy resources and realize that fossil fuels are depleting and non-renewable. Can renewable energy be a way to produce additional energy? Networking can provide valuable information to further the advancement of changing habits about energy. I am a farmer with a background in sustainable energy and educational degrees in agriculture. A sustainable energy for industrial and developing countries can improve the quality of life of all human beings.

admin answers:

Wow – i’ve already done my college work… Sorry – i don’t feel like doing yours.

Lisa asks…

Instead of funding the Gulf Coast war to secure oil, should the US have focused on renewable energies?

Instead of provoking war with Iran and Iraq, causing thousands of deaths, to ensure control over the Gulf Region’s oil reserves (understandably because it holds an estimated 65% of all the world’s natural oil supply), we could have instead focused our funds on research into renewable energies, As the world moves toward renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and hydrogen, Saudi Arabia and the gulf region will have less influence over the world’s energy supply.

“If we really decided that we wanted a clean hydrogen economy, we could have it by 2010”

-US National Renewable Energy Laboratory Researcher, April 2001
@****: Yes, renewable energy is not yet sufficient for widespread use at present, but with more research, it could become a main energy source.

admin answers:

Yeah, we control the Middle East’s oil….someone better tell the Iraqis and the Saudis ……..

When did we “provoke war with Iran”? I must have missed it……..

Go over to the Environmental… Section and read something about ‘the hydrogen economy’….how it takes more energy to break hydrogen loose from water than it produce,how it is a remarkably low density fuel, and how, being the smallest molecule, it is a bear to store..it will leak right through normal steel tanks walls, as an example…..oh yeah, it explodes when it finds a spark or a heat source……the only people flogging hydrogen are those trying to sell “run your car on Water…The Secret Big Oil doesnt want you to know”….and they are, to a man/woman, scammers….

Some people’s world must be a sad place, filled with conspiracies and devoid of principles , courage, and honor……that they can not understand why we…and 45 other countries..went to liberate Kuwait in the first war, and then get rid of Iraq’s Hitler in the second

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Your Questions About Renewable Energy Definition

Sandra asks…

Definitions of non-renewable and renewable energy sources?

I need good definitions for both

non-renewable energy source

and renewable energy source.

admin answers:

Non-renewable uses a source that consumes a natural resource in limited supply. (Oil, coal… We can’t make more so it depletes the existing supply.)

Renewable uses a source that can be taken or grown and therefore can be replenished (Sunlight, wood, corn… We can make or take more and it doesn’t deplete a limited supply.)


David asks…

What would happen if we didn’t use renewable energy?

What do scientists fear if people didn’t use renewable energy?

admin answers:

By definition, non renewable energy can’t be renewed. It is finite and it will run out. We don’t have an accurate measure of how much fossil fuels we have left or how long that supply will last us. Many scientists believe we have passed the 1/2 way mark and we will see shortages in less than 25 years maybe sooner if we don’t learn to conserve what we have.

Renewable energy isn’t just about saving the environment, although most of them are much cleaner and produce far less pollution than fossil fuels. Renewable energy is also about ensuring our quality of life and for many it’s about energy independence.

I have solar panels which produce most of my electricity, when the city raised our rates by 20% it made little difference on my bill, if I hadn’t installed my solar system it would have been an additional $50 per month.

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Your Questions About Renewable Energy Content

James asks…

What is renewable energy content?

I live in Texas and am looking for a new energy provider. I was looking through the options and it can be filtered by “renewable energy content” ranging from 2% to 100%. What do I want here? I don’t know what it means.
So do I want one that is 100%? Or less? Or the least?

admin answers:

That’s the percentage of the energy you receive that comes from renewable sources and not fossil fuels.

For instance:
Company A provides energy to house B. Company A sends house B electricity that is 65% from coal-fired facilities, 25% from wind turbines, and 10% from solar panels. Company A has a renewable energy content of 35%.

Nancy asks…

Compare traditional methods of making electricity versus renewable energy sources. Is one method better & why?

I believe that renewable energy sources is a better method, but it is more expensive. If you could also provide statistics/facts I would appreciate it!

admin answers:

Wind power is actually very cheap, but the only problem is it can’t provide baseload power. It only provides power when the wind is blowing. However, it can provide power at 7-10 cents per kWh, competetive with coal.

Geothermal is also looking extremely promising, and can also potentially provide affordable power. It can provide power 24/7 as well (baseload power).

Concentrated solar thermal is another great option, and can store energy to be used as baseload. It can be potentially as cheap as coal.

There are others like solar photovoltaic, tidal, etc.

There’s no question that renewable energy is preferable to traditional (mainly coal) energy, because it’s clean and the fuel source will never run out.

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