Tag: Energy jobs

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

OPEC+ deal saved ‘more than 2 million’ jobs in the US, says Russia’s sovereign wealth fund chief

April 13, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The OPEC+ deal that’s supporting oil prices could save millions of U.S. jobs, according to the chief executive of Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF. After days of discussion, OPEC and its allies reached an agreement on Sunday to cut production […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

While U.S. Leaders Worry About Coal Jobs, Clean Energy Takes the Lead: Virginia Now Has More Working in Solar than Coal

February 15, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy takes stock of energy employment in the U.S. and comes up with fresh evidence of the rapid transformation of our nation’s electricity supply: more people today work in the solar and […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The 150,000 Oil Jobs That May Never Come Back

February 6, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Since oil prices started falling a couple of years ago, energy firms have automated many repetitive, dangerous, and expensive tasks, which in turn has meant fewer blue collar jobs in the space. Products such as those from National Oilwell Varco […]

News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Shale Jobs Are Coming Back

January 13, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Though the increase is small compared to the whopping 155,000 job cuts over the past two years, the increase is an indication that the cycle in the industry is finally starting to swing in another direction. The shale oil companies […]

News and Policies, World

Energy jobs falling, but renewables see workforce grow to 8M: Study

May 26, 2016


Over 8.1 million people now work in the renewable energy industry, a 5 percent increase compared to the year before, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report, titled “Renewable Energy and Jobs – […]