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  • Workers prepare to service a turbine. | Photo credit National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).
    New Wind Career Map Navigates Industry Jobs

    November 3, 2014 2:00 PM

    In an effort to support the wind industry’s recruitment of skilled workers, the Energy Department has developed a - “Wind Career Map,” a web-based tool that highlights the broad range of careers and required skill sets across the wind power industry. The occupations featured in the Wind Career Map range from technicians who install and maintain wind turbines to educators who will train the next generation of wind engineers and business leaders.

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  • Assistant Secretary Dr. Danielson speaks in front of the VolturnUS floating wind turbine off the coast of Castine, Maine.
    EERE Leadership Celebrates Offshore Wind in Maine

    October 10, 2014 10:51 AM

    The University of Maine utilized $12 million in funding from EERE to deploy the VolturnUS, a one-eighth scale prototype of a commercial scale offshore floating turbine. This is the first step toward developing an offshore wind industry in Maine. The University is setting a great example for the rest of the country for just how far we can go when we dedicate ourselves to clean energy innovation.

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