The Association of Energy Engineers® (AEE®), founded in 1977, is a nonprofit professional society of over 18,000 members in more than 100 countries. The mission of AEE is “to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development.”
Founded in 1989 as a not-for-profit association, AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, demand-side management and demand response programs. AESP provides professional development programs, access to a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.
At NREL, we focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy.
The Renewable Energy Professional (REP™) certification is designed to recognize the expertise and experience of professionals involved in the specification and application of renewable and alternative energy technologies, assessment of renewable energy projects, and development of achievable low-carbon and sustainability goals for organizations.
The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
We aspire to be the definitive organization in support of renewable energy in the USA.
Established in 2008, United States Renewable Energy Association (USREA) is a membership based association that promotes sustainable energy, alternative energy, energy efficiency and renewable technologies.
The United States Energy Association (USEA) is the U.S. Member Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC). USEA is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies. USEA represents the broad interests of the U.S. energy sector by increasing the understanding of energy issues, both domestically and internationally.
Founded in 2005 as Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) and rebranded in May 2017, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) is a national nonprofit with a growing presence working across the renewable energy economy with over 30 chapters and a broad purpose – to change our energy future through the actions of women.
Resources for Careers in Renewable and Alternative Energy
From U.S. Dept. of Labor, this article gives an overview of the industry. Then, it covers the job duties
and other information about the employment, outlook, wages, and training for workers in electric power generation and distribution: line workers, operators and dispatchers, and technicians.
Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry by James Robert Parish; Allan Taylor; Jeffrey Fulmer (Foreword by)This is an essential guide to 70 careers in the energy industry.Today's fast-expanding energy sector has a tremendous impact on almost every facet of our lives. Energy companies are required to address questions of crucial importance to the economy, and their actions affect foreign policy, our environment, our ability to travel and work, the cost of nearly everything we purchase, and the overall health of our families. Energy-related businesses employ nearly 2.5 million people, or 2 per cent of the entire annual U.S. workforce. Employing workers ranging from manual laborers and research scientists to highly trained technicians and expert businesspeople, the field of energy offers a vast range of career opportunities.""Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry"" profiles 70 careers in all branches and facets of the industry and provides extensive appendixes for further research and job planning. A helpful glossary defines key terms.Career profiles include: electrical and electronics installer and repairer; geoscience technician; hazardous materials removal worker; hot-cell technician; natural gas processing plant operator; nuclear engineer; oil well driller; petroleum engineer; power distributor and dispatcher; solar engineer; and, more.
Call Number: TJ163.2 T3485 2008
Publication Date: 2008
Green Collar Jobs: Environmental Careers for the 21st Century by Scott M. DeitcheThis is a comprehensive yet practical guide for job seekers looking for green career opportunities. * Provides original insights and advice from professionals in green career fields * Includes web addresses for associations, discussion groups, job boards, and companies in each chapter * Lists relevant job sites and online references