Earth day was founded in 1970 on April 22. This Saturday millions of people worldwide will celebrate clean air, land and water. Over the last decade America has pursued finding ways to produce cleaner energy. In the past, the United States, has relied heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy.
Fossil fuels are non-renewable, as, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, the many types of renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar energy, are constantly replenished and will never run out.
Large corporations aren’t typically thought of as environmental champions. But these companies now stand to be one of the most powerful advocates for clean energy in the U.S. — both in Washington, D.C. and in states across the country.
A December report by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) found that 71 of the Fortune 100 companies currently have renewable energy or sustainability targets, in comparison to, 60 companies just two years ago. Commitments among Fortune 500 companies have held steady over the past two years at 43 percent, or 215 firms.
At Lead Staffing, we support and specialize in renewable energy projects. We recruit, screen and staff trade’s people from our industrial division who have the specialized skills that can supplement your fixed work force in the construction and maintenance of your wind, solar, and geothermal projects.
In the United States, the green economy employs more people than ever before. There was significant increase in the industry between 2006 and 2011 and again between 2011 and 2015 with more expected (47), particularly in wind and solar power. Between 2010 and 2011 alone, the solar industry grew by 6.8% (49). Green technology is here to stay, and it is already providing jobs all over the world, just as the fossil fuel industry does the present time. As we become more and more reliant on it, we can expect more jobs in line with human population growth, as well as, with reducing our dependence on fossil fuel and increasing reliance on renewables.
Lead Staffing offers new job opportunities and helps place these skilled trade’s people. Below are a few recent renewable energy projects that we provided staffing for:
Wind Energy Center:
The 205-mega watt Bison 4 has 64 turbines. LEAD Staffed Tower Erectors and a Safety Coordinator.
Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant:
North Kern State Prison 6.7 mega watt, Delano, CA. LEAD Staffed panel erectors and electricians
Eco-Conscious Commercial Construction:
Canyons Lodge, Yellowstone National Park. LEAD Staffed Journeyman Carpenters. The Canyon Lodge and Cabins were recently named one of the New York Times’ 5 Hotels for Eco-Conscious Travelers.