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Jobs in Alternative Energy Sectors

Posted on the 07 July 2011 by T_mackinnon @tedmackinnon

The Alternative Energy sources sector is a hugely rewarding one, commercially as well as intellectually. However, a word of warning to those searching for jobs in this area. The beginning years are those which demand high loyalty and relatively low paycheck. After all this industry is not predominantly about making huge amounts of money and this is reflected in the jobs positions and remunerations balance scale.

No one is denying that money is important, just that making money is not the criteria for which one should decide on entering this sector. It is more an accomplishing and satisfying job for those who are motivated to help humanity, society, environment and through all this they feel a sense of accomplishment. It is also a high profile position which brings in good money after a certain point. It is a prestigious position which offers a lot of incentives in return for a lot of hard brain work.

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Since the field of alternative energy is still developing, its obvious that they are in constant need of a work force at different positions. These include positions like-that of plant operators or mechanics, who keep the power plants up and running; developers and researchers-the high brain endowed engineers and scientists as well as entrepreneurs or companies’ contact people – who take the initiative to invest in this field. It is a blessing as well as a great leap of faith to work in an industry which touches all our lives so tremendously.

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Moreover, this area has got new impetus since many governments throughout the world have started supporting it. Many new investors are also coming forward to support this new way of living our future, the way humanity can sustain its lifestyle as well as create a new benchmark for using earth’s resources. This has been encouraged by growing economic unpredictability (rising oil prices) as well as political and military uncertainty. This directly leads us to the point where all this enthusiasm is creating new job opportunities as well.

Looking at the US government: it is also doing its best in promoting the availability of new jobs in the alternative energy sector. This would entail a faster pace of research and development in the field of alternative energy sources, especially achieving greater use of homegrown, renewable fuels. Such as- making ethanol from plant fibers’ biomass. While plant fibers are right now discarded as waste materials, they can be our biggest resource for job creation, cost decrease, pollution control and energy development in immediate future.

These types of initiatives are supported by grants such as $150 million included in the President’s 2007 Federal Budget for helping with the development of biofuels derived from agricultural waste products such as wood chips, corn stalks, and switch grass. This also helps in next-generation research and development of battery technology for hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Being energy independent is the only way humanity can survive peacefully for a long time.

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