Matching Veterans with Solar Jobs: Now That's a Bright Idea

May 9, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Veterans and Solar Jobs

The recently announced Solar Ready Vets program aims to help with the transitioning of service members into civilian life by helping them pursue training in the solar industry, which is adding 30,000 jobs a year, according to the United States Department of Energy.[read more]

Through Solar Energy Jobs, Veterans Find a Continuation in Mission to Serve Nation and Environment

April 12, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Solar Jobs and Veterans

Like an increasing number of veterans, Liz Perez got into solar power. In fact, veterans make up about 9.2 percent of the almost 143,000-member workforce, compared to their estimated 7.6 percent of the workforce nationwide, according to a new report.[read more]

Obama on American Power Act: “The challenges we face — underscored by the immense tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico — are reason to redouble our efforts to reform our nation’s energy policies”

May 12, 2010 by Joseph Romm

President Obama has released a statement on the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act.  So have a number of veterans and retired military experts. Let’s start with the Commander-in-Chief: I applaud Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman for their tireless work in drafting this important legislation.  This legislation will put...[read more]

New Poll of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Finds Overwhelming Support For Clean Energy Climate Legislation

April 8, 2010 by Matt Dernoga

The following is a press release by VoteVets, who continues to make a strong case for comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation to protect our national security. Vets launch compelling national and state television and online ad campaign in support of issue WASHINGTON, DC – A compelling new poll of Iraq and Afghanistan...[read more]

Dirty coal group’s 14th forgery impersonated American veterans. Real vets support strong efforts to action on climate and clean energy

September 11, 2009 by Joseph Romm

Climate change is a major threat to U.S. Security.  The clean air, clean water, clean energy jobs bill would enhance our security by reducing oil dependence and environmental harm.  That’s why the conservative Virgina Republican, John Warner, is pushing hard to pass the bill — because he is a former Navy secretary and former...[read more]