Renewable energy jobs are growing in 2012 and in spite of grim employment forecasts, they will continue to grow in 2013 and beyond. One of the leading green job sites, The Green Job Bank, reported that the listings on their site doubled in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the figures for 2011. (more…)
Here at Vote Solar we work day in and day out on the policies that help solar thrive. We are passionate about our work – but it’s easy to get buried in a world of regulatory dockets and draft legislation. Which is why we sure appreciate a reminder of what solar power means to the daily lives of those it touches. (more…)
If you’ve been thinking about brushing up on your knowledge of alternative energy, Stanford University may have the opportunity you were looking for.
The university is offering an online program called Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies exploring emerging technologies that offer a new way (more…)
As social awareness about climate change and the effects that our society’s actions have on our planet become more prominent, more and more college students are becoming interested in pursuing the field of conservation and renewable energy. It’s a trend still so new that there are no specific enrollment figures for green programs available, but certain schools like (more…)
Many veterans find themselves unsure of what to do when they return from service. This is natural – after having several years of structure, strict discipline, daily goals and extreme stress, it can be difficult to adjust to a much more laid back civilian lifestyle. Regardless, many veterans know that they want to start a career and to do something meaningful (more…)
With International Women’s Day (March 8th) fast approaching, it’s time to talk about women and the green energy labor market.
A recent report released by the Department of Labor, entitled “Why Green Is Your Color: A Woman’s Guide to a Sustainable Career” highlights the fact that green jobs tend to be dominated by men. However, opportunities abound for women as well. (more…)
Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the popular Carnegie Mellon University. The university has long been in line with the sustainable activities undertaken by the entire state of Pennsylvania. Carnegie Mellon University realizes that in order for students to live sustainable lives outside of the (more…)
American University is located right in the nation’s capital – Washington DC. Because of Washington DC’s recognition as a leader in the clean technology and sustainability movement in the United States, American University has long believed that it needs to do its part to bolster Washington DC’s status as (more…)
When a form of technology becomes outdated, jobs in that industry are inevitably lost. However, this is only one side of the coin, as jobs are often created in the exact same way and, the good news is, that these jobs require previously unconsidered skill sets. It almost goes without saying that with the shift (more…)