green jobs

Lighting the Way to Energy Savings and Job Growth in North Carolina

December 27, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Energy Savings and Job Growh

Rapid declines in the price of light emitting diodes (LED) technology suggest that the next generation of energy efficient lighting – LED bulbs – is on the verge of widespread adoption. LED bulbs will eventually make traditional, energy-hogging incandescent bulbs a thing of the past.[read more]

National Program Aims to Expand Minority Participation in Energy Sector

December 26, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Energy Industry and Minority Employment


It's no secret that minorities are underrepresented in the energy field. In the United States, Hispanics, African Americans, and American Indians make up 24 percent of the overall workforce, yet only account for nine percent of the country’s science and engineering workforce.[read more]

Report: Nearly 5,600 Clean Energy and Transportation Jobs Announced in Q1 2014

May 27, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Clean Energy Jobs

Environmental Entrepreneurs reports that nearly 5,600 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced throughout the United States in the first quarter of 2014, which is a significant decline from the numbers from the previous two quarters.[read more]

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

March 23, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]