According to MonsterTRAK, which focuses on new graduates, as many as 80% of young professionals would like to work in a green job. This bodes well for the future – the growing passion for finding “green-collar” jobs means that the (more…)
A 24 percent growth rate in installed green roofs in 2012 is part of the results of the Annual Green Roof Industry Survey.
“On the heels of a huge 115 per cent growth rate in 2011, the green roof industry still grew by 24 per cent in 2012,” said GRHC founder & president Steven W. Peck. “Green roofs are being embraced around North America, by policy makers, designers, (more…)
While all eyes may be rested on the gubernatorial races, there remains incredible solar growth and innovation in states and cities across the US. Local solar is driving the movement, so here are a few recent developments that add new meaning to the phrase “Think Globally, Act Locally.” (more…)
Sunny Florida has sufficient sunshine to power 20 million homes. Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) when campaigning vowed to create 700,000 jobs. Upon election, he axed programs that centered on renewable energy. The Sunshine State now ranks dead last in creating green jobs. That’s right, it ranks 50th. (Vermont is #1). (more…)
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…)
The Green Deal is a UK Government initiative aimed at reducing C02 emissions and increasing Green technology in UK homes and businesses. The Green Deal is going to be launched in October 2012.
The big driving force behind the Green Deal is the commitment that Tony Blair made to cutting CO2 (more…)
The Case For Global Cleantech Clusters:
There has been an explosion of cleantech clusters around the world, promising to help accelerate financing, growth, job creation and the next generation of sustainable technologies. Contents of this article were recently published in Environmental Finance (March 2012). (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…)
I’m proud that Tom Konrad, famed stock market analyst and editor of AltEnergyStocks.com, offers his comments here frequently. In a post yesterday, he offered me guidance in wrapping my wits around the issue of green jobs, directing me to his thoughtful article on Forbes.com, linked below. There, Tom looks at the issue from the standpoint of basic microeconomics’ (more…)