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US Energy Dept is hiring for 1,000 clean energy jobs

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WASHINGTON – The US Department of Energy confirmed Thursday that it will hire 1,000 employees to be part of a new Clean Energy Corps using funding allowed in last year’s bipartisan infrastructure law.

The Clean Energy Corps will include new workers and existing staff from more than a dozen agencies in the department to work on the development, demonstration and deployment of climate change solutions, the DOE said in a statement.

“This is an open call to all Americans who are passionate about playing a proactive role in addressing the climate crisis and who wish to join the team best placed to lead this transformative work,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said in a statement.

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Reuters reported last year that the law’s $ 62 billion funding would allow the department to hire 1,000 workers and increase investment to the maximum since its inception in 1977.

The new workers are expected to work on issues such as improving the efficiency of batteries to store energy for wind and solar farms and increasing the capacity of transmission lines to transport that energy from rural areas to cities. . The work is expected to support President Joe Biden’s goal of reducing U.S. carbon emissions by up to 52 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

The department collects resumes through an online portal

(Report by Timothy Gardner edited by Tomasz Janowski)