Tag Archives: green jobs

DOE Highlights Early Results of US Offshore Wind Energy Research and Development

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the special offshore wind edition of its Wind Program Newsletter October 22, highlighting the seminal role federal funding and support is playing in the development of a potentially huge clean and renewable energy resource, one that could go a long way in spurring economic growth and job creation as well as helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions and …

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Army, Navy & Air Force Tap Mosaic’s Solar Crowdfunding Platform for Joint Base Residential Rooftops

Breaking new ground in solar project finance, the US Armed Forces are looking to individual investors to raise enough capital to install solar PV panels across 547 residences at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

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The Facts on U.S. Green Job Growth

Despite the rhetoric from the GOP, green job growth is a principal driver in an otherwise lackluster economy

Green career growth: getting the facts straight Despite Republican subterfuge, the facts clearly show that the Obama administration’s support for green jobs has helped to improve the U.S. employment picture. Green job creation is a central part of a favorable employment trend. According to October data, unemployment has fallen to 7.8 percent, its lowest level in four years. The green economy has been a leading driver of …

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Applied Materials Summer Solstice Solar Survey: Chinese, Indians Want More Solar Faster

That's one of several encouraging responses from Chinese, Indians, Japanese and Americans who took Applied Materials' fourth annual solar energy survey. Others: Industry data show that solar will be cost-competitive with conventional fossil fuel-derived electrical power this year, and Chinese and Indians want more solar faster than current government targets.

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The Green Economy is the Right Solution for our Troubled Times

A Green Economy can lead us out of the troubles we now face both socially, environmentally, and economically

The green economy offers a powerful solution to both a warming planet and economic volatility. There are a host of political and economic crises in the world today. The Eurozone crisis is expected to be followed by a European recession. In China we are seeing strong evidence of a slowdown and many are calling for major economic reforms. Finally, the hope and promise of …

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Republican Resistance to Green Jobs

The Republican party - the party of NO

With the celebration of Labor Day earlier this week, and widespread concerns about unemployment, it is fitting that we take a look at green jobs. Polls indicate that unemployment could severely hurt Democrats in the midterm elections and if Republican subterfuge succeeds in November, it will make an already difficult road impassable. On Labor Day Monday, President Obama traveled to Milwaukee to give a Labor Day speech to the …

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