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Sustainability / Conservation / Energy

Welcome to the Sustainability, Conservation and Energy interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that 1) Provide sufficient amounts of energy for today's world without undermining environmental integrity or draining future resources. 2) Produce a good or service that benefits the environment or conserves natural resources. This good or service could be renewable energy, pollution reduction, an organic product, or environmental compliance. 3) Reduce the environmental impact of an organization’s production processes. Responsibilities might include establishing cost-cutting initiatives such as energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, waste management, or resource conservation.

People who pursue careers in Sustainability/Conservation/Energy may focus on helping organizations and companies run more efficiently, thereby increasing their profits, pleasing their customer base, and creating a sense of well-being among the community. They may focus on issues ranging from reducing ecological footprint and minimizing pollution to working directly on environmental and sustainability issues in various sectors, or in areas like solar energy, wind power, hydropower and more.

These jobs exist in emerging green sectors and in traditional sectors such as manufacturing, technology, insurance, and state and federal government, making the world of sustainability/conservation/energy one that is both deeply rooted in our day-to-day life and the subject of much innovation and research.

Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): Air Quality Forecaster; Aquatic Biologist; Biofuel Production Operator; Ecotourism Guide; Environmental Public Relations Specialist; Geoscientist; Hydrographic Surveyor; Landscape Architect; Soil Conservation Technician' Sustainability Program Coordinator; Watershed Manager; Watershed Science Technician; Wetland Specialist; Wind Energy Engineer

Renewables: Then, Now And In The Future (Shared article from NES Fircroft)

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This is a shared article written by Vicki Codd

The renewables industry has gone from strength to strength over the last few years – and until very recently the Paris Agreement of 2015, (in which 195 countries committed to a global …

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Renewable Energy Forecasting Professional Interview (Shared article from The Interview Portal)

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There are several operational hurdles in the implementation of Renewable Energy, especially if these technologies were to replace conventional power delivery; the biggest challenge being the unpredictability of weather.

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Getting to 100% Renewable Energy: An Interview with David Hochschild of the California Energy Commission

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This is a shared article written by Gwen Brown

Commissioner David Hochschild serves on the California Energy Commission (CEC) , the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency. The CEC’s responsibilities include promoting renewable energy development; advancing energy innovation through investments …

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Renewable Energy Group Interview Questions

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At Renewable Energy Group we use a variety of robust internal software programs. Do you consider yourself tech savvy and a fast …

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Want to find jobs in renewable energy? Check out Renewable energy jobs.com (Surprising right?)

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This is a great job board to find some of those jobs in the renewable energy field!

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