At a 131-year-old maritime academy along Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, people who will build the nation's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm are learning the skills to stay safe while working around turbines at sea.
Minnesota regulators this week signed off on Xcel Energy's plans to greatly reduce its carbon emissions by obtaining half the power it provides to customers in the Upper Midwest from wind and solar sources by 2030.
Although the coronavirus pandemic has dominated recent headlines, climate change hasn't gone away. Many experts are calling for a "green" economic recovery that directs investments into low-carbon energy sources and technologies.
The U.S. renewable energy industry is reeling from the new coronavirus pandemic, which has delayed construction and sowed doubts about projects on the drawing board. As many as 120,000 jobs in solar and 35,000 in wind could be lost, trade groups say.
As Republicans on the state's budget-writing committee voted last week to send more money to Wisconsin tech schools and worker training, a new bipartisan bill would support careers in two emerging industries: wind and solar.
Assembly Republicans worked on Monday to trump Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to put $10 million in the state budget toward electric-vehicle charging stations, announcing their own bill to set up the stations.