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The emerging "green economy" consists of businesses and careers that focus on developing alternative energy sources, conserving natural resources, and protecting the environment. It includes a range of traditional jobs that are being expanded or modified to meet these goals as well as a variety of new jobs created in response to specific needs, and it has the potential to drive the creation of millions of new "greencollar" careers in the coming years. The Green Careers series examines the key work areas in which ...

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Overview

The emerging "green economy" consists of businesses and careers that focus on developing alternative energy sources, conserving natural resources, and protecting the environment. It includes a range of traditional jobs that are being expanded or modified to meet these goals as well as a variety of new jobs created in response to specific needs, and it has the potential to drive the creation of millions of new "greencollar" careers in the coming years. The Green Careers series examines the key work areas in which green jobs are appearing. Each volume profiles 15 careers and provides all the basic information needed to understand the nature of the job: a history of the profession, key duties, education and training requirements, potential earnings, work environment, outlook for the future, and helpful resources. Box features and interviews provide further information.

The conservation of energy and the development of new and alternative sources of energy are key initiatives in the effort to "go green." Due to high interest in power from bioenergy, coal, hydroelectric energy, nuclear energy, the Sun, and the wind, skilled workers in these fields will be in high demand in the coming years. Career profiles include

Bioenergy/Biofuels Workers

Coal Gasification Engineers

Electrical Engineers

Energy Conservation Technicians

Geotechnical Engineers

Green Vehicle Designers

Hydroelectric Engineers

Nuclear Engineers

Nuclear Reactor Operators and Technicians

Petroleum Engineers

Petroleum Technicians

Power Plant Workers

Renewable Energy Workers

Solar Engineers

Wind Power Engineers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816081509
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Green Careers Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Bioenergy/Biofuels Workers 1

Coal Gasification Engineers 13

Electrical Engineers 22

Energy Conservation Technicians 35

Geotechnical Engineers 46

Green Vehicle Designers 54

Hydroelectric Engineers 65

Nuclear Engineers 76

Nuclear Reactor Operators and Technicians 86

Petroleum Engineers 98

Petroleum Technicians 109

Power Plant Workers 122

Renewable Energy Workers 130

Solar Engineers 148

Wind Power Engineers 160

Further Reading 169

Index 171

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