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Where do people get information and basics about renewable energy? Where are the best places to look for job opportunities? Follow some of the links below.
There’s an information explosion about wind energy, as many factors combine to create global demand for renewable energy in all its forms. The rapid expansion of the wind energy industry has created green jobs and exceptional opportunities for newcomers and career-changers. Learn more by clicking below.
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AWEA: The American Wind Energy Association http://www.awea.org/ offers a comprehensive and information-rich website. You can read answers to the most frequently asked wind questions or take a wind tutorial at http://awea.org/learnabout/.
CanWEA: The Canadian Wind Energy Association's site is bilingual English/French and full of useful information http://www.canwea.ca/
Other Wind Energy Associations:
- Global Wind Energy Council
- International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
- British Wind Energy Association
- European Wind Energy Association
- Latin American Wind Energy Association
- German Wind Energy Association
- Danish Wind Industry Association
American Wind Wildlife Institute: AWWI promotes research, mapping, mitigation, and public education about wildlife issues related to wind development http://www.awwi.org
National Wind Technology Center: For a look at current research being conducted at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, explore http://www.nrel.gov/wind/
Wind-Works: Here is another valuable site about wind power and policy http://www.wind-works.org/
RENEWABLE ENERGY EDUCATION
Check out Education and Curriculum details on our new Energy Education page.
You can also find many recent reports, studies, and lots of good information using Open Energy Information (OpenEI) a tool developed by the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
IRENA also has a page for the IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership with a lot of additional information including renewable energy courses and job postings.
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND GREEN JOBS
Resources with job postings:
North American Windpower Job Board - http://www.nawindpower.com/windjobs.php
GreenJobs Board - http://www.greenjobs.com
Green Dream Jobs by SustainableBusiness.com - http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/greendreamjobs.main
EnergyCentral Job Board - http://www.energycentraljobs.com/
Department of Labor Women's Bureau: Women in Green Jobs - http://www.dol.gov/wb/media/Greenhome.htm
If you've found other sites that have been useful in your job search or in better understanding the renewable energy field that you think we should link to, please let us know!