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What is it like to work in renewable energy field (wind, biomass, solar, hydropower)? I would like to learn from your experiences

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Natasha’s Answer

Try contacting the following two professionals who work in energy policy and know a lot of folks who work in the renewables segment of that industry:

Samantha Gross
Fellow - Foreign Policy, Energy Security and Climate Initiative
@samanthaenergy on Twitter
See link in order to email her; https://www.brookings.edu/experts/samantha-gross/

David G. Victor
Co-Chair - Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate
See link in order to email him: https://www.brookings.edu/experts/david-victor/

Best of Luck & Stay Healthy,

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Dennis’s Answer


I never worked in the energy field but here is a good link for you to take a look at:


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Mariandrea’s Answer

Hello, Rana M.
I am from Mexico; I have been working in the renewable field almost 3 years. I can tell you that the renewable field in every country is different and it changes every time because politics, commodities markets, etc. The best you can do as student is work in a project that is related with renewable energy, it can be in your university with a teacher, or look for any institution in your country that have projects where students can be involved, tried to read a lot! About the electrical markets in your country or about the electrical policies in your country or state. Look for jobs (even if you don’t need it) related with, so you can have an idea what the companies are looking for.
Work in a project at university main be very useful for any job position and for any a master’s degree. Also, it would give you a frame of reference about renewable energy in your country.

I hope this answer may help you.

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Daniel’s Answer

Hi Rana,

The renewable energy field is one in which is in its infancy stages (at least in the USA). There are definitely renewable energy jobs available but there are by far more jobs that deal with fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas, etc.). In my opinion, it is a field that will continue to grow and gain ground throughout the years as fossil fuels heavily contribute to pollution among other things. Wind Farms are typically placed over large barren areas of land or over bodies of water. Solar energy fields can also be placed in barren lands, but are also most effective in areas which abundant sun light. The best way to get involved in the field is through projects and classes offered at your school or university. If there are not any classes, then it may be worth while proposing or talking to a professor or advisor on renewable energy