A labor market researcher who has studied clean energy employment in depth reflects on the consistent misunderstandings about "green jobs."
In case you hadn't noticed, the clean energy community in Massachusetts is having a great week. The Bay State is widely recognized as a national clean energy leader and three items this week underscore why that is.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center released their 2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report yesterday, a rigorous empirical analysis.
Some data on green jobs via The Center for American Progress and the Brookings Institution.
Why does the press grill the "green job" story harder than the average job creation rhetoric? Because the economics are more complicated. Bottom line: clean energy will make the economy more productive and more prosperous.
Behind the small army of job aspirants, there’s a statewide industry of job training organizations, college degree and certificate programs, workforce investment boards, career centers, apprenticeship offerings, activists, government and foundation grant projects, career counselors, and more. Here's what they need from us.
Get rid of the misconception that employment at clean energy companies is only for those with highly advanced degrees in unpronounceable subjects. There are a number of job opportunities across the board in clean energy in Connecticut.
What do broken windows have to do with green jobs? The Center for American Progress is glad you asked. The progressive think tank has a new issue brief out on clean energy jobs that provides an excellent overview of the economic logic behind clean energy job creation. Estimated employment impacts of clean energy policies are...