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Clean Energy Has a Positive Story to Tell About Jobs in Illinois

March 23, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Illinois Green Jobs

Illinois has a great story to tell when it comes to creating clean energy jobs that will go on to provide Illinois families and businesses with clean, affordable choices of energy, and that also help us meet our 21st Century resource demands.[read more]

Shaheen-Portman Bill: 172,000 Green Jobs, Huge Energy Efficiency Gains

September 17, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci
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Energy Efficiency and Jobs

An energy efficiency bill moving through Congress has been hailed as the best chance for bipartisan passage of major energy legislation in years, but new analysis shows it could do much more through a massive economic and environmental boost for America.[read more]

Nearly 40,000 New Green Jobs Created in Second Quarter of 2013

September 3, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Green Job Creation

Clean energy and sustainable transportation projects launched this year created nearly 40,000 green jobs in America during the second quarter of 2013. The transition to a clean energy economy is well underway, reports the latest green jobs report from Environmental Entrepreneurs.[read more]

Over 1 GW And 11,000 Jobs in Australia Solar Energy Over 2012

July 24, 2013 by Joshua Hill
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Australia Solar Energy

The Australian Photovoltaic Association announced last week that 2012 had been a great year for the industry, installing over 1 GW of capacity and employing approximately 11,000 people.[read more]

Advanced biofuels could create millions of jobs while greening the economy

January 26, 2012 by Annegrethe Jakobsen
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A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance - launched during World Economic Forum at Davos - estimates the socioeconomic prospects of deploying advanced biofuels in eight of the highest agricultural-producing regions in the world, i.e. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, EU-27, India, Mexico and the USA.The report was commissioned...[read more]

Don't Believe the Fantasy Job Claims on Keystone XL: It's Not in Our Best Interest

January 14, 2012 by Nicole Lederer
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Groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable say they speak for the country’s business interests. When it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline, they most definitely do not. Nicole Lederer explains why.[read more]

How Does Energy Efficiency Create Jobs?

November 29, 2011 by Casey Bell

With unemployment hovering at a stubborn 9%, it is no wonder that job creation has become a hot topic. It is nearly impossible to read the news without encountering an article describing how a policy or industry creates a given number of jobs. Often, job creation is used as a justification for public sector investment in a program,...[read more]

"Jobs, Jobs, Jobs" Rhetoric Hampers Renewable Development

November 4, 2011 by Michael Giberson
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If you believed what politicians say about green energy and jobs, you probably think they fit together like peanut butter and jelly squished between layers of bread. Has there been a renewable power subsidy announcement or ribbon-cutting ceremony where the word “jobs” was not featured in the first two or three sentences uttered by...[read more]

Turning to Energy for Jobs

September 9, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles
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Turning to Energy for Jobs Yesterday's Energy Jobs Summit at the US Capitol, hosted by The Hill and API, focused on the potential of the energy sector to add large numbers of new jobs to help alleviate the national jobs crisis that President Obama will discuss in tonight's speech. The figures presented by API and others were impressive,...[read more]

Romney Endorses Federal Investment in Energy Innovation

September 7, 2011 by Teryn Norris

Today, the Romney campaign released his 59-point economic plan in a 160-page book (PDF here). While most of the energy policy section is spent debunking the “green jobs myth” and calling for expanded domestic fossil fuel production, it endorses a significant role for federal investment in alternative energy research and development (R...[read more]

The Energy Jobs Promise

August 25, 2011 by Jim Russell

Michelle Bachmann is promising cheap gas and millions of energy jobs. The hyperbole is absurd and sheds light on similar claims coming from the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and PA politicians in the back pocket of industry. The latest from Bachmann:“What Barack Obama has done is lock up America’s energy reserves,” she said. “We’re...[read more]

The Facts… Green Energy Does Create Jobs

July 5, 2011 by Don Madden
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Without facts the arguments supporting the growth of green energy become well intentioned rhetoric. The social benifits of green energy often fall into this “fact free zone”. In some quarters it is taken as gospel that going green will create a multitude of jobs in a new vibrant industry sector. Sounds good, but is it true? A recent...[read more]

Biggest Roadblock To Building New Nuclear Plants: Skilled Construction Labour

June 3, 2011 by Tyler Hamilton

Ontario’s Liberal government says we need to refurbish our province’s nuclear fleet and build another major plant near Toronto. The opposition Progressive Conservative leader, confident he will win this October’s election, says nuclear will be a cornerstone of his party’s energy policy. Indeed, as countries such as Japan, Germany...[read more]

Renewables Industry Faces Skills Shortage

May 11, 2011 by Kate Garratt
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Leaders in the environmental industry took part in a roundtable this morning to discuss the future of renewable energy.Representing both ourselves and our energy PR clients, Aspectus joined the ensuing twitter debate, which covered many of the usual topics – the energy mix, targets, shale gas (following a question from The Guardian’s...[read more]

Can Clean Energy Drive America's Economic Recovery?

March 9, 2011 by Brandi Colander
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Yesterday, a debate was held in New York City to answer this very question: can the investment of billions into the clean energy sector trigger the creation of millions of jobs and innovation? Or are we simply pumping dollars into the myth of a green economy? Bill Ritter and Kassia Yanosek are for the motion with Robert Bryce and Steven...[read more]