White-collar professionals have seized the social networking phenomenon to showcase their skills, build strong connections, and improve their odds of landing a new job. Blue-collar workers have been a neglected social-network demographic. However, new online resources are emerging to help skilled-trades workers extend their job searches.
Germany’s transition to renewable energy is reshaping the production and distribution of electricity in the country. According to critics, the German Energiewende (energy transition) is a dangerous experiment that will cause the cost of power in Germany to skyrocket and create instability in the country’s electric grid.
According to advocates, Energiewende is going to reduce the costs and environmental effects of power production in Germany and is already giving the nation a tremendous leg-up in the global cleantech industry. Advocates also argue that Germany’s transition presents a challenge to manufacturers in North America, which need to get on the ball if they want to compete in the growing global cleantech market. Read more