Clean Energy Jobs

Clean Energy is defined as energy whose source extraction and energy production does not generate pollution of air, water or soil. While it's true that clean energies are also renewable, it's not true that all types of renewable energy are clean. For example, while the source of ethanol energy is renewable (growing corn), the process to produce ethanol from corn is far from clean.

At a high level, there are 4 activities related to clean energy that span all sub-category of clean energy:

  • Technology research and development jobs,
  • Manufacturing jobs,
  • Construction jobs, and
  • on-going operation jobs.

All sub-categories of clean energy jobs described below includes these 4 types of activities.

Green Jobs in clean energy include jobs in the following clean energy sub-categories:

  • Solar Energy Jobs. The Solar Energy Jobs category is by far the fastest growing in the green energy generation segment, and include many sub-categories, and a multitude of job types. Examples of sub-categories include solar panel research and development jobs, solar panel manufacturing jobs, and roof-top solar panel installation jobs.
  • Wind Energy Jobs. The Wind Energy Jobs category is one of the fastest growing in the green energy generation segment (probably the 2nd fastest growing), and include many sub-categories, and a multitude of job types. Examples of sub-categories include wind turbine blade research and development jobs, wind turbine manufacturing jobs(rotors and blades), and construction and installation jobs that involve large wind turbines for utility-scale projects.
  • Geo-thermal Energy Jobs.
  • Hydro-electric Energy Jobs.
  • Tide and ocean-based Energy Jobs.

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Related articles: Renewable Energy Jobs, and Alternative Energy Jobs.