What Politicians Need to Know about Clean Energy Jobs

American politics is mired in team picking. Unfortunately, most  causes are designated as friend to one political party or the other. And if you're not my friend, you're my enemy. Job creation, however, captures the allegiance of  both Republicans and Democrats.  Job creation also is one of the major paybacks from a clean energy economy. That’s … [Read more...]

Where to find jobs in energy efficiency

By Elisa Wood July 13, 2011 Here’s something you don’t hear people complain about much these days: worker shortages.  That is, unless you’re in energy efficiency, an industry that is booming as others are busting. Sixty percent of those responding to a recent survey by the Association of Energy Services Professionals cited a lack of talented … [Read more...]

Has the clean energy economy arrived?

By Elisa Wood June 18, 2009 We’ve seen many forecasts that show the clean energy industry boosting future US job growth. But a Pew Charitable Trust study released last week indicates that green job creation isn’t just a thing of the future; it’s been emerging for several years. From 1998 and 2007, clean energy jobs increased by 9.1%, while total … [Read more...]