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How Smart Grid Policies Create Employment Opportunities

September 17, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

Most Smart Grid discussions about human impacts address the demographic trends in utility workforces or the influences that Smart Grid technologies and applications have on people in residential and commercial settings. But the subject of job creation doesn’t get the same attention.[read more]

Federal Budget Stunts like Blocking Enforcement of Light Bulb Standards Put U.S. Jobs at Risk

July 10, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Federal Budgets and Light Bulb Standards

The Republican-backed federal spending bill is set to become a vehicle for a number of misguided legislative maneuvers wholly unrelated to the budget and aimed at blocking programs that help Americans save energy while cutting harmful pollution.[read more]

5 Facts You Should Know About America's Solar Jobs Market

February 1, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Solar Energy Jobs

The Solar Foundation released top-level findings of its latest solar jobs census, finding that there are 146,698 jobs throughout the industry. That's a 20 percent increase since 2012 -- a jump driven both by growth in installations and new categories for academic and research jobs.[read more]

$1.7 Billion Investment Towards Buffalo Energy Facilities A 'Game-Changer'

November 30, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

Buffalo and Energy Jobs

Two new manufacturing tenants in the heart of South Buffalo could bring energy jobs to New York. On November 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo shared the momentous news of the state’s successful effort to draw a pair of high-tech giants to Buffalo’s waterfront.[read more]

LNG Exports Could Create Big Job, Economic Numbers

May 17, 2013 by Mark Green

jobs multiplier effect?

LNG exports are projected to produce annual increases in revenue to federal, state and local governments of between $6.4 billion to $9.3 billion in the base scenario to $27.9 billion to $40.4 billion in the high-export scenario by 2035.[read more]

California: Energy Rich, Decision Poor

May 9, 2013 by Mark Green

California Energy

California? It used to be mentioned in the same breath as oil giants Texas and Alaska, but oil production is down 21 percent since 2001 and it has slipped out of the top-three tier of oil-producing states.[read more]

DOE Smart Grid Projects: $6.8 Billion Economic Boost, 47,000 Jobs

May 5, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

An analysis from the US Department of Energy (DOE), reports smart grid projects created nearly $7 billion total economic output, nearly 50,000 jobs, and over $1 billion in government tax revenue.[read more]

Is China's Solar Energy Business Not-for-Profit? [VIDEO]

April 30, 2013 by Herman Trabish

Solar energy is not a complete solution today in China, but the leadership is quite intelligent about technology and science and engineering. They have a clear a strategy baked into five-year plans. China is going to stay committed.[read more]

Keystone XL: Safe for Our Country

April 26, 2013 by Mark Green

Keystone XL construction

The Keystone XL pipeline is squarely in President Obama’s court. He should approve the full project – for the jobs, economic lift and strengthened energy security this shovel-ready project would provide for our country.[read more]

Keystone XL: For Our Economy

April 25, 2013 by Mark Green

pro-Keystone Rally

The economic and energy market reasons for approving the full Keystone XL pipeline are strong. Energy activity equals jobs, income and spinoff economic activity.[read more]

Keystone XL: In the National Interest

April 23, 2013 by Mark Green

Economic, energy and environmental considerations figure into the answer, but ultimately the president is charged with determining whether Keystone XL will make our country stronger and safer without impacting the environment.[read more]

California Has More Solar Energy Jobs Than Actors

April 19, 2013 by Stephen Lacey

solar energy jobs

The U.S. solar energy industry installed 90,000 solar systems last year, bringing 3,313 megawatts of capacity on-line. That growth in installations boosted solar employment by 13.2 percent.[read more]

Abundant Clean Energy: For The People, By the People [VIDEO]

April 17, 2013 by Billy Parish

clean energy jobs

How do we get to 100% clean energy? I believe the fastest way is to allow more people to participate in building the clean energy economy. I believe the fastest way is to do what we do best: democratize.[read more]

Keystone XL Rewards: Jobs, Energy, Prosperity

April 14, 2013 by Mark Green

Keystone XL supporters

To hear the other side, you’d think the Keystone XL pipeline project would be nearly 1,200 miles of all pain, no gain for the United States. No rewards? The State Department has reviewed Keystone four times and finds rewards aplenty.[read more]

Wind Energy Saw Record Growth, Shake-Up Among Top Players in 2012

April 10, 2013 by Aris Karcanias

Strong breezes continue to swirl in the rapidly growing global wind energy industry. But, despite the industry challenges and global economy, installations reached record levels in 2012, displaying the industry’s resiliency.[read more]