The Power of Union-Led Training

There is no denying the power of union-led training. P4A’s success, as measured by the number of members trained as of September 30 this year: P4A has trained 3,484 UWUA members at six P4A employers By the end of the year that number is expected to hit 5,000, roughly 10% of the UWUA membership, and […]

P4A IN THE NEWS|12.11.17 read more


P4A and Utility Workers Launch First-of-Its-Kind Renewable Specialist Apprenticeship Program

Program Offers Path to Employment for In-Demand Renewable Industry Jobs Potterville, MI (August 5, 2019) – The UWUA Power for America Training Trust Fund (P4A) and the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO announce a unique, new union apprenticeship program that provides world-class skills training and a path to employment for in-demand jobs in […]

Electric NEWS|08.22.19
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‘Air-breathing’ battery could cut costs of renewable energy storage

Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. But intermittency issues keep them from connecting widely to the U.S. grid: They require energy-storage systems that, at the cheapest, run about $100 per kilowatt hour and function only in certain locations. The battery’s total chemical cost—the combined price of the cathode, anode, and […]

Electric NEWS|10.23.17
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In Michigan, Clean Energy Is Here to Stay

When you flipped the switch this morning, your lights were powered under Michigan’s new energy laws. Renewables and energy efficiency increased in Michigan after the 2008 energy law put standards in place. Thanks to the original standards, energy waste reduction programs have saved Michigan homes over $4 billion and renewables have brought nearly $3 billion […]

P4A IN THE NEWS|03.23.17
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Energy From Food Waste

KB BioEnergy’s Akron, Ohio, anaerobic digestion facility is undergoing a transformation that will allow it to accept food waste alongside biosolids. Food waste diversion legislation driven by awareness of food scraps’ egregious greenhouse gas emissions and landfill space residency is prompting a combative twofold approach to the issue: 1. reducing food waste to begin with […]

P4A IN THE NEWS|11.29.16
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In the next 10 years, Renewables Could Provide a Third of the Power in the Eastern US

A new study has found that up to a third of the power demands of the eastern side of the US could be met by renewables within a decade. This is big news, and not just for those concerned about the environment. The Eastern Interconnection (EI) power grid that serves more than 240 million in the Eastern […]

P4A IN THE NEWS|09.20.16
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Natural gas plants running at a fast clip

The evidence of natural gas’s rise over coal as the fuel of choice on the nation’s power grid continues to pile up. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Monday that for the first time on record last year the capacity factor of natural gas plants – the percentage of a plant’s total potential electrical output that […]

Gas NEWS|04.22.16
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