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October 24 -- SolarCity Corp. said it is planning a 7.4-megawatt solar power project that will bring renewable energy to 26 Los Angeles Unified School District schools.  The project will allow the school district to save more than $776,000 in the first year and more than $25 million over the next 20 years, San Mateo-based SolarCity said. >>View Article

October 8 - Leading wind turbine blade manufacturer, LM Wind Power, ramps up capacity in its U.S. manufacturing base, adding more than 850 jobs to support increased volumes from major customers. LM Wind Power, the world’s leading supplier of blades for wind turbines, today announced that it has doubled its U.S. workforce in less than six months from 350 in April to a little more than 700 in August. >>View Article

October 1 -- Five years ago, Ohio lawmakers enacted a comprehensive energy plan that included a commitment to expand renewable energy and energy efficiency. The law set a goal to diversify our energy sources to 12.5 percent renewable energy by 2025 and to provide homeowners, small businesses and others with options to meet their energy needs by using less electricity. Two years ago, Gov. John Kasich strengthened the law by providing more clean-energy options for manufacturers. What have been the results? Quite simply, more money in peoples’ pockets, innovation, job creation and local economic development here in Northeast Ohio.  >>View Article

July 18 -- The economic costs of climate change are now clear. From weather-related disasters like Superstorm Sandy to droughts that have wiped out family farms and fueled devastating fires, the United States suffered 11 climate-related disasters last year alone that cost $1 billion -- each. >>View Article

June 4 -- We've long maintained that Wisconsin needs a better balanced energy portfolio so that it can do more to mitigate the human causes of climate change and to take advantage of the jobs that can be created through the use of green energy sources such as wind, solar and biomass. >>View Article

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 14:39

The Top 10 Cities For Green Jobs

May 8 -- If you’re a job seeker in Boston, Chicago or San Francisco with experience in energy efficiency, environmental compliance or sustainable supply chain, you may be in luck. Those are three of the top cities for green jobs right now, according to job aggregator site SimplyHired.com. >>View Article

Monday, 29 April 2013 15:53

Get Ready, Grads, For Greener Jobs

April 29 -- Technology still might not have the capacity to save the world, but creating systems that can save energy and water has a beneficial side effect — good jobs at decent wages for people needing work. Getting trained to perform green jobs — making homes and businesses able to use less and produce more — is a smart way for job seekers to reinvent themselves. >>View Article

March 20 -- Clean-energy jobs make up a small part of U.S. employment, but a new federal report shows they are growing much faster than other work, even healthcare.In all, so-called green jobs accounted for just 2.6% of all employment that year, but a comparison with 2010 data shows that these jobs grew at four times the rate of all the others combined. >>View Article

December 11 -- California is poised to meet its renewable energy target in the next eight years with a "comfortable margin" to spare as regulators work to promote projects that also help increase "green" jobs in the state. >>View Article 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 19:28

Green Energy Jobs On The Rise In Texas

November 13 -- Clean energy jobs are on the rise in Texas.  As more projects are created across the Panhandle, and with the recent reelection, some professionals in our area say the future is looking very green.  Executive Dir. of Class 4 Winds AJ Swope says, "the president has very famously touted clean energy. In the past four years however, didn't really get a lot done with the clean energy industry. And obviously we're seeing a decline in green job growth." >>View Article 

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