Energy Efficiency Is the Best Job Creator: Report

Say you’re a city mayor with a $1 million to invest in job creation. Where will you get the most bang for your buck? It turns out the energy efficiency is the best job creator when compared against other industries  that vie for such dollars, according to a report by the Cadmus Group. The independent consulting firm looked at the job creation … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency and Jobs: National Grid Shows How it’s Done in Rhode Island

National Grid’s energy efficiency effort generated the equivalent of 528 full-time jobs last year in beleaguered Rhode Island, a state with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, says a recent study. Total payroll was $27,181,115 and average annual earnings $51,410 per job, according to the study commissioned by National Grid from … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Jobs Abound As Boomers Retire

Where are the jobs? You don't have to look far, when it comes to energy efficiency, says Suzanne Jones, vice president of sales and marketing for the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP). In fact, filling the void created by retiring baby boomers is a big challenge for the industry. People are needed across the board, especially at … [Read more...]

Creating EE Opportunities in Communities of Color

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Anthony Giancatarino, coordinator for research and advocacy for the Center for Social Inclusion, which has launched the Energy Democracy Program that will help communities build strategies to create changes in energy efficiency and create jobs, especially in communities of color.   Creating EE … [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...]