Businesses are looking for workers in energy jobs. There are approximately 63,000 energy jobs at 5,600 businesses in Connecticut. Instructors are needed for energy-related educational training program courses as well.
Conventional energy sources include, oil, gas and coal, and are usually fossil fuels. These carbon-based energy sources are nonrenewable, meaning they will run out at some point. Nuclear power, which relies on splitting atoms to produce energy, is now widely considered conventional energy, although it is not a fossil fuel.
Renewable energy is from a resource that is replaced rapidly by a natural process such as power generated from the sun or wind. Some forms are solar energy from the sun, and wind power. Renewable energy sources may be used directly or to create other forms of energy.