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Renewable Energy Boom Unleashes a War Over Talent for Green Jobs

Candidates with the right skills are sometimes hired while they're still in school, or as soon as they graduate

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Clean energy giants are finding a shortage of workers with the skills needed to support their ambitious growth plans. 

The renewables jobs market is heating up and candidates with the right abilities are becoming harder to find, according to Miguel Stilwell, chief executive officer at Portuguese clean-energy firm EDP Renovaveis SA. The company is one of the world’s top installers of green power and plans to hire 1,300 employees over the next two years.