U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Education & Workforce Development

Clean Energy Jobs and Career Planning

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy accelerates research, development and deployment of advanced energy technologies in renewables and energy efficiency. As these new technologies are adopted in the marketplace, they create new jobs for American workers - strengthening U.S. energy security, environmental quality and economic vitality.

A clean energy career can be any occupation that is affected by activities such as conserving energy, developing alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling. These pages have information for students, workforce professional and others on jobs, internships and training opportunities.


Map a Career in Solar

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Interactive exploratory map describing jobs and training needed.

Review Renewable Energy Competency Model

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Identifies crosscutting competencies needed for workers in the renewable energy field.

Take Online Course on NTER

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Find free online and interactive trainings with over 30 courses related to energy.