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The Green Jobs Debate

The Green Jobs Debate

A labor market researcher who has studied clean energy employment in depth reflects on the consistent misunderstandings about "green jobs."

A Big Week in Clean Energy for Massachusetts

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.
There Are 64,310 Clean Energy Workers in Massachusetts

There Are 64,310 Clean Energy Workers in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center released their 2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report yesterday, a rigorous empirical analysis.
Can't Miss Green Jobs Chart

Can’t Miss Green Jobs Chart

Some data on green jobs via The Center for American Progress and the Brookings Institution.
Why "Green Jobs" Get Such A Bad Rap

Why “Green Jobs” Get Such A Bad Rap

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.
Help Them Help You: Getting to Know the Cleantech Workforce Development Community

Help Them Help You: Getting to Know the Cleantech Workforce Development Community

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.
Connecticut Is Hiring - 8 Cleantech Companies With Openings Today

Connecticut Is Hiring – 8 Cleantech Companies With Openings Today

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.
Help Wanted: 24 Clean Energy Firms Hiring 300 New Employees Right Now

Help Wanted: 24 Clean Energy Firms Hiring 300 New Employees Right Now

Clean energy employers are looking for talented people. Whether it’s solar or wind, efficiency or batteries, biofuels or insulation, you don’t have to look far to find “help wanted” signs in the shop windows.

The Economic Logic of Clean Energy Jobs

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...
Wind Energy and Job Creation

Wind Energy and Job Creation

In late January I had the opportunity to testify before the U.S. Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee on the subject of green jobs and trade. Included here is an excerpt from my testimony.