Careers in Renewable Energy, updated 2nd edition

New to the workforce or retooling your career? Grab this handy book and discover how clean energy can be a part of your future. Numerous job opportunities await in the fast-growing field of renewable energy, from blue-collar to white-collar positions.


It simply doesn't get any better than this. If you buy one book to help you find a career in renewable energy, make it this one. Hands down, the best green job book on the market today.”
- GreenMuze staff

This book is a gem! For those who are searching for a rewarding career in renewable energy, this is the place to start. It is chock full of important information and resources that will guide you on your journey. I highly recommend it.”
- Susan T. Schleith, Education Coordinator, Florida Solar Energy Center

“The clean energy economy is booming across the United States and around the world. Careers in Renewable Energy is a sophisticated—and user-friendly—guide for finding meaningful job opportunities in the renewable energy sector.
- Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico

“This book is an enjoyable read, succinct yet complete. It's a must-have for anyone considering a new or different career in renewable energy, or anyone advising them! And if you weren't already considering a new career? You might after you read THIS book!"
- Dr. Cortney Martin, Virginia Tech

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Career Sectors include:
Solar & Wind Energy
Geothermal Energy
Hydrogen Energy & Fuel Cells
Green Building & Energy Management
Green Transportation
Energy Education & Economics

Job Areas include:
Technical / Engineering; Project Management / Consulting; Research & Development; Sales & Marketing; Trades

Helpful Resources
Training & Workshops; Universities & Trade Schools;
Professional Associations / Technical Societies;
Reference Web Sites / Energy Programs


Author McNamee

GregMcNamee-WEBphoto by Marianne Banes McNameeGregory McNamee is a writer, editor, photographer, and consultant in publishing, film, and other media. He is the author or title-page editor of thirty-six books, including several on ecology and natural history, and of more than four thousand periodical pieces. He writes on science, culture, the environment, and other topics for many publications in the United States and abroad, and he is a contributing editor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. McNamee divides his time between his home in Tucson, Arizona, and migratory habitats in Virginia, New York, Italy, and other places.

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Sample Pages

pdfTable of Contents and Introduction


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Press Release

Job Seekers Have a New Book: Careers in Renewable Energy

LOVELAND, CO - April 1, 2014 – "Renewable energy is entering a growth era, and the need for well-trained, well-educated workers is growing with it," says Gregory McNamee, author of the newly released book, Careers in Renewable Energy, updated 2nd edition. "For anyone contemplating entering that market or changing careers, the time is right."
     The solar industry, which has grown an astonishing 53 percent since 2010 (according the National Solar Jobs Census 2013), is just one of many clean-energy industries. Energy efficiency, green building, wind energy, hydropower, geothermal, biomass, and green transportation all provide exciting career avenues.
     "The path to soft—renewable, that is—energy has not been an easy one in the last few years, thanks to economic turmoil and resistance to opening markets on the part of certain nonrenewable energy giants," says McNamee. "For all that, the costs of renewable-energy technologies are falling, innovations are coming ever faster, and the job sector is beginning to open again, with opportunities ranging from high-level research positions to entry-level installation work."
     Careers in Renewable Energy is ideal for young people considering which career path to take, as well as adults retooling their careers. It covers the major clean-energy industries and the skills and education needed for a wide range of job opportunities, from research and engineering to sales, customer service and project management to all manner of skilled trades.
     Numerous community colleges and universities now offer courses and cross-platform degrees. McNamee lists over 60 schools that are leaders in renewable energy education, and includes additional resources within each chapter for further research.
     "This book is an enjoyable read, succinct yet complete. It's a must-have for anyone considering a new or different career in renewable energy, or anyone advising them," says Dr. Cortney Martin of Virginia Tech. "And if you weren't already considering a new career? You might after you read THIS book."
     Careers in Renewable Energy, Updated 2nd Edition by Gregory McNamee is published by PixyJack Press ($20.00; ISBN 978-1-936555-52-9; 192 pages). Ebook versions also available.


Careers in Renewable Energy, updated 2nd edition: Your World, Your Future

Gregory McNamee

$20.00 paperback
ISBN 978-1-936555-52-9
6 x 9, 192 pages
published 2014

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