On National Skilled Trades Day, America’s Labor Shortage Looms – Inside Sources

It may be America’s most important uncelebrated holiday. May 3 is National Skilled Trades Day, and it comes at a time when employers are scrambling to find 400,000 welders, 78,000 truck drivers, 18,000 aircraft mechanics, and enough certified EV technicians to fully staff electric vehicle repair facilities. Stephanie Ferguson of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says,


Coal capacity climbs worldwide despite promises to slash it – Associated Press

The capacity to burn coal for power went up in 2022 despite global promises to phase down the fuel that’s the biggest source of planet-warming gases in the atmosphere, a report Wednesday found. The coal fleet grew by 19.5 gigawatts last year, enough to light up around 15 million homes, with nearly all newly commissioned

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Gas guzzler: Gas prices jump in Arizona to $4+ and rising – Cronkite News

Photo: Gas prices average in Arizona at $4.295 per gallon, higher than the average in the U.S., according to AAA. (Photo by Sierra Alvarez/Cronkite News) Gas prices in Arizona have been steadily growing since last March, with a 62.5-cent increase on average for a gallon of regular over the last month, according to AAA. And, as


Alaska oil plan opponents lose 1st fight over Willow project – Associated Press

Environmentalists lost the first round of their legal battle over a major oil project on Alaska’s petroleum-rich North Slope on Monday as a judge rejected their requests to halt immediate construction work related to the Willow project, but they vowed not to give up. The court’s decision means ConocoPhillips Alaska can forge ahead with cold-weather

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Arizona Weekly Gas Price Update for Week of March 13, 2023

Image courtesy of DepositPhotos Average gasoline prices in Arizona have risen 30.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.95/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 2,269 stations in Arizona. Prices in Arizona are 52.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 65.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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