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On Thursday, the Department of Energy announced a newly formed Clean Energy Corps. Instead of being an invading force, the plan is to have a real army of experts who can make the zero-carbon future a reality. Still no word about what Uniform It may seem, though.
DOE’s new initiative, first Report By the Washington Post, it will bring in 1,000 additional staff from a variety of occupations, backgrounds and experience levels to tackle the work of decarbonization. The move would be the largest expansion of the agency’s workforce since its inception in 1977.
On Thursday, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granhome released a video detailing the initiative. “The bipartisan infrastructure law puts the DOE at the center of a plan to better build clean energy,” Granhome said, adding that funding for the corps will come from the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure agreement, which is a good use of the funds. Compared to some other options. “To accomplish this we are launching the Clean Energy Core.”
Granhome said the agency is actively recruiting energy leaders from the private sector, nonprofits and local government. It is looking for projects, grants, and portfolio managers, scientists, analysts and extensive engineers. (If this sounds like you, the DOE has launched an appointment Portal Where interested applicants can learn more about location and indicate their area of interest.)
Washington Governor Jay Insley proposed his own Peace Corps-style Climate conservation corps During his presidential bid. Inslee’s plan calls for three separate levels involving the civilian climate. The first interior level will see civilians working to restore buildings and build climate-friendly infrastructure in local communities. The second tier, meanwhile, will send participants abroad to learn about climate mitigation and resilience, where the final tier will focus on creating sustainable green energy employment.
Most recently, democratic lawmakers, including Biden, floated the idea of a civilian climate corps. Model After the Civilian Conservation Corps, a key aspect of the new treaty. The proposal calls on the federal government to pay civilians to engage in climate-related work, such as installing solar panels and providing water and supplies during extreme weather events.
The Clean Energy Corps released a similar follow-up on Thursday Announcement The Department of Homeland Security says it is developing a new “Climate Change Professional Program” aimed at recruiting recent college graduates and federal staff interested in climate change and climate resilience. DOH Secretary-General Alejandro Mayorcas claimed in a statement that the initiative would “develop the next generation of climate experts” and improve climate literacy.
This effort is an attempt to meet Biden US pledges to reduce carbon emissions At least 50% by 2030. Given by the country Get up Exit last year, continued entrenchment Of the fossil fuel industry, and log-jammed The Senate, however, seems rather optimistic about those goals. But World War II-style civilian solidarity, like what is coming to the DOE, could increase the chances of success.