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Clark Energy Group wins government solar power contract
In a sign of promising business careers in the renewable energy sector, the Department of Defense has awarded a contract to develop the largest solar power project to Clark Energy Group.
The Fort Irwin Solar Energy Enhanced Use Leasing pilot project, based in Fort Irwin, California, is an initiative of the Secretary of the Army's Senior Energy Council. The council's role is to promote energy security for the Army by utilizing measures to conserve while encouraging the production of alternative sources of energy from its land holdings across the U.S.
"The Army is aggressively exploring opportunities such as this to leverage renewable energy alternatives and improve our energy security posture, in close partnership with other government agencies and the private sector," says Jerry Hansen, Army's senior energy executive.
As military and civilian renewable energy projects multiply, international business opportunities in the sectors are likely to grow fast. Those who would like to prepare themselves to participate in the green economy have a range of masters programs to choose from, including those offering degrees in environmental sciences.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says demand for environmental scientists and specialists will grow dynamically by an average of 25 percent during the next seven year, with top salaries in the field exceeding $94,670.