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Solar Jobs Census Shows Investment in Alternative Energy Creates Jobs

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In November 2012, The Solar Foundation released The National Solar Jobs Census 2012 that included updates on current employment and projected growth for the U.S. solar industry. The Solar Foundation first started tracking jobs in 2010—since then, their research has shown that solar industry employment has grown 27 percent. 

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The OCTG Market: Energex Shows Signs of Strength in Volatile Times

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Anybody in the OCTG business knows it’s a volatile sector, thanks to the current market dynamics: 

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Why the Market Shows Us We Need Solar Construction Standards

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A major component of the solar industry is the design, manufacturing and installation of the infrastructure used to support solar panel array systems. While panel technology continues to improve and become more efficient, infrastructure solutions have evolved at a slower pace. This begs the question: should the solar industry develop its own set of construction standards? With reports illuminating North America’s increasing demand for green energy, JMC supports the development of industry-wide standards that drive consistency, efficiency, longevity and cost savings.

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Top 10 Facts about Oil Sands from CAPP

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An alternative to crude oil, oil sands reserves have only recently been considered to be part of the world's oil reserves, as higher oil prices and new technology enable them to be extracted and upgraded to usable products. Canada is uniquely positioned to provide an abundance of energy—with 174 billion barrels of oil that can be recovered with today’s technology. Of that number, 169 billion barrels are located in the oil sands. (Source: ERCB and Oil and Gas Journal 2011).

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