Wolf Administration: Report Shows Clean Energy is a Leading Creator of Quality Jobs in Pennsylvania, Supports Development of Job Investment Strategies to Benefit Workers, Economy and Environment

first_imgWolf Administration: Report Shows Clean Energy is a Leading Creator of Quality Jobs in Pennsylvania, Supports Development of Job Investment Strategies to Benefit Workers, Economy and Environment August 17, 2020 Economy,  Energy,  Environment,  Press Release,  Workforce Development The Wolf Administration today released the 2020 Pennsylvania Clean Energy Employment Report, showing that clean energy is a leading creator of quality jobs in Pennsylvania. The sector added 7,794 jobs in 2017-19, for an 8.7 percent average job growth rate, compared to 1.9 percent average overall job growth in the state.“The Pennsylvania Clean Energy Employment Report comes at an opportune time, as government and industry leaders look to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce and economy in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Tom Wolf said. “This detailed analysis of data and trends in clean energy employment in 2017-19 demonstrates the sector was a top job generator statewide, and shows which industries were hiring and looking for trained workers.“This report shows that workforce training investment decisions can benefit Pennsylvanians right now and position the state going forward to grow and improve livelihoods, the economy and our environment.”The Pennsylvania Clean Energy Employment Report presents employment data in five industries: energy efficiency, clean energy generation, alternative transportation, clean grid and storage, and clean fuels. Collectively, they employed over 97,000 Pennsylvanians in 2019, or 36 percent of the state’s energy sector. Seventy-five percent of these workers earned higher wages than the statewide median, and 66 percent worked full-time on clean energy projects.The biggest clean energy employer in the state in 2019 was the energy efficiency industry. More than 71,400 Pennsylvanians worked in construction, technology and manufacturing jobs related to ENERGY STAR® appliances, lighting, and HVAC systems; building and insulation materials; solar water heating and cooling; and other components of energy efficient systems.In the clean energy generation industry, solar energy workers made up the largest share of the work force: 35.4 percent, or 5,173 jobs. Solar jobs grew 8.3 percent in Pennsylvania in 2017-19, in contrast to a slight decline nationwide.Wind energy firms employed 2,937 Pennsylvanians, with over 21 percent of them in manufacturing jobs, compared to 10 percent of the state’s overall workforce. The wind power industry is a driver of manufacturing jobs, as wind became the largest source of renewable energy (36 percent) in Pennsylvania in 2017, supported by 29 wind technology manufacturing facilities in the state. These services are available to export to national and global wind energy markets, setting Pennsylvania up to be a leader in wind component manufacturing.The Pennsylvania Clean Energy Employment Report was released along with, and as a slice of, the 2020 Pennsylvania Energy Employment Report. The broader report shows that energy continues to be a significant employer in Pennsylvania. The sector provided 269,031 jobs, or 4.5 percent of the overall statewide work force, as of the last quarter of 2019. It generated 19 percent of all new jobs in 2018-2019.The energy sector saw job losses in nuclear and coal generation in 2017-19, however. Nuclear generation shed 243 jobs (-4.5 percent), while 163 jobs were lost in coal generation (-8.6 percent). This mirrors national declines in nuclear and coal generation employment, as the United States shifts to natural gas and renewable energy powered electricity generation.The doubling of Pennsylvania’s natural gas electric generation capacity in the past decade led to a 13.4 percent increase in employment in natural gas electricity generation in 2017-19. However, the rapidly increasing output from Pennsylvania’s unconventional wells is outpacing consumption, leading to a reduction in siting and drilling for new wells.Motor vehicle industries continue to be strong employers in Pennsylvania, with gas and diesel vehicles accounting for 78.8 percent of this employment. But new job growth is happening faster in alternative fuel vehicle industries. For example, jobs related to smaller plug-in hybrid vehicles grew 26.6 percent in 2017-19, far outpacing the 4.8 percent job growth rate in the fossil fuel vehicle industries.“We know Pennsylvania’s energy sector is a job creator, and we’re seeing that it’s evolving rapidly, with clean energy industries growing and workforce development needs changing along with this,” said Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Having a comprehensive, data-grounded understanding of the energy sector is a critical component of clean energy policy and program development.”Find the complete 2020 energy employment reports. Data come from the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report data set.The reports were commissioned from BW Research by the DEP Energy Programs Office, which functions as the Pennsylvania State Energy Program for the U.S. Department of Energy.The Energy Programs Office gathers data and develops materials to help policymakers, planners and other leaders look ahead and make informed decisions with optimal outcomes for Pennsylvania’s industry, work force and environment.The contract with BW Research was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.Ver esta página en español.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

45 suspected, probable cases test negative for COVID-19

first_img“Konbag-o ang test kits, they have to do parallel testingto ensure the quality of the test results. Pagkataposang result sang parallel testing gina-submit sa RITM for validation,” said Pulmones. This was the third consecutive day thatWestern Visayas recorded no new COVID-19 cases. The tests were conducted at the WesternVisayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao district here. Out of these tested specimens, 1,344 werenegative of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus while 37 were positive.Pulmones said the WVMC testing laboratory recently recalibrated its PolymeraseChain Reaction machines to ensure quality testing. DOH has now transitioned to three new terms:“suspect case”, “probable case” and “confirmed case”. * all SARI (severe acute respiratory infection) cases where noother etiology fully explains the clinical presentation She also said the WVMC testing laboratory isusing new testing kits. The island province of Guimaras remained freefrom COVID-19. COVID-19 cases in Iloilo province remained at15; Bacolod City, seven; Aklan, seven; Iloilo City, five; Capiz, four; Antique,two; and Negros Occidental, one. * a suspect case whom testing for COVID-19 isinconclusive Of these cases, 12 remained in hospitals while14 were on home quarantine. Seven recovered from the illness while seven died. ILOILO City – All the 45 specimens taken fromsuspected and probable cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testednegative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, announced the Department of Health (DOH)Region 6 yesterday. A “suspect case” is a person who is presentingwith any of the conditions: In COVID-19 Case Bulletin No. 20, DOH-6 statedthat the region’s confirmed COVID-19 cases remained at 40. “Ininga procedure gina-obraregularly sang aton mga laboratoriesto ensure nga quality ang ginapagwa nila nga results. Ikaduha, may gin-recommend nga bag-o nga testing procedure orprotocol ang Research Institute forTropical Medicine (RITM) kon sa diinginsunod ina sang aton subnational reference laboratory,” said Pulmones. To further widen mass testing for COVID-19,DOH on April 13 started adopting new “surveillance definitions” in thereporting of cases that for several weeks it had been calling as persons underinvestigation (PUI), persons under investigation (PUM) and positive cases. A “confirmed case” is “any individual,irrespective of presence or absence of clinical signs and symptoms, who waslaboratory-confirmed for COVID-19 in a test conducted at the national referencelaboratory, a subnational reference laboratory, and/or officially accreditedlaboratory testing facility.” A “probable case” is a suspect case whofulfills anyone of the following: * suspect case for whom testing could not beperformed for any reason * individuals with fever or cough or shortnessof breath or other respiratory signs or symptoms fulfilling any one of thefollowing conditions: aged 60 years and above; with a comorbidity; assessed ashaving a high-risk pregnancy; health worker./PN * suspect who underwent testing for COVID-19but not conducted in a national or subnational reference laboratory orofficially accredited laboratory for COVID-19 confirmatory testing * ILI (influenza-like illness) cases with anyone of the following:  with no otheretiology that fully explains the clinical presentation and a history of travelto or residence in an area that reported local transmission of COVID-19 diseaseduring the 14 days prior to symptom onset, or with contact to a confirmed orprobable case of COVID-19 during the 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms According to Dr. Ma. Sophia Pulmones, DOH-6spokesperson, the WVMC subnational laboratory hads so far tested or ran a totalof 1,517 specimens since it started operating late last month. last_img read more

Auwalu, Effiong Emerge New Leaders in Eunisell Boot Race

first_imgEffiong, on the other hand, made sure that he remained as a contender for the Eunisell Boot when he scored an eighth-minute goal for Akwa United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina where they picked a point after Katsina United rallied back to a 1-1 draw.However Auwalu and Effiong will still have to look over their shoulders as Rangers striker Israel Abia with 10 goals is breathing down their neck. The former Sunshine Stars man was not among the goals on Matchday 24.The pair of Enyimba’s Victor Mbaoma and Plateau United’s Ibrahim Mustapha, who scored in his team’s 2-1 win over Nasarawa United, are also in the running with nine goals each.The race for the Eunisell Boot continues this midweek with Matchday 25 games.TOP SCORERS11 GOALSNdifreke Effiong (Akwa United)Auwalu Ali (Kano Pillars)10 GOALSIsrael Abia (Rangers)9 GOALSVictor Mbaoma (Enyimba)Ibrahim Mustapha (Plateau United)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kano Pillars striker Auwalu Ali Malam and Akwa United’s Ndifreke Effiong have forged ahead in the race to win the prestigious Eunisell Boot in this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Both players were among the goal scorers over the weekend for their clubs to take their tally for the campaign to 11 goals apiece.Auwalu has been in superb form for Kano Pillars and the forward continued his performance by netting the two goals that ensured his club won 2-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano on Sunday.last_img read more