green jobs

What's a Green Job?

Good question. There’s no official definition but many people have ideas. The theory around here is that building sustainable principals into our economy is not only going to make us happier and healthier it also lays the groundwork for a stronger economy in the traditional sense. This labor day (and a few days before and after) we’ll be asking questions, telling stories, and bringing in a host of experts to kick off a conversation.

This special series features regular Triple Pundit contributors as well as guests who were asked to comment on the idea of “green jobs” and a “green economy” – what they’re doing to advance these ideas or whether they even mean anything at all.

Semprius opens new factory for tiny solar cells

DoE’s Bet on a Solar Winner

Semprius will open a new solar cell manufacturing facility in North Carolina to manufacture its pencil point-sized solar cells. The plant will create…
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Recycling Jobs Now Even Dirtier and More Dangerous

Recycling is easier than ever for consumers, but recycling jobs are more dirty and dangerous than in the past.
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What Will Be the Fate of Sustainability After November?

We're already behind the rest of the world on development of renewables. If Romney wins, it will get a lot worse.
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Solar Business Booming in New England

Small and medium-sized businesses such as Maryland's Astrum Solar are riding the growing wave of consumer interest in residential solar PV systems, as…
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Xcel’s Colorado Community Solar Gardens Developer Initiative Sells Out in 30 Mins

Opening up its Solar Rewards Community program to project developers, Xcel subsidiary Public Service Co. of Colorado's first RFP for small-scale community solar…
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Growth in U.S. Wind Power Requires Federal Support

The US wind energy market continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing in the world. That's in jeopardy as politicians…
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Public-Private Partnership Brings Solar PV to Denver Affordable Housing

Led by the Denver Housing Authority, project partners have joined to install more than 2.5-MW of solar power systems to 387 affordable housing…
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Borrego Solar Closes $64M Project Fund with Two US Banks

U.S. Bank and National Cooperative Bank of Washington D.C. are the latest two banks to invest in Borrego's solar power funds as the…
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PSE&G Seeks Approval to Invest $883M More in New Jersey Solar Power

Already one of the most "solar connected" electric utilities in the US, New Jersey's PSE&G is looking to build on the success of…
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Ball State Breaks Ground on Final Phase of the Nation’s Largest Geothermal Project

Ball State University is the proud owner of the country's largest geothermal ground-source heat pump system.Construction, which started in 2009, will reportedly continue…
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The Truth Will Out: CSR is a Profession

The growth of sustainability and corporate social responsibility roles or functions that have these responsibilities has grown to encompass a fledgling professional field.…
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Measuring Carbon and Biodiversity Stocks in the Yucatan

Home to the world's second-largest tropical forest, communities, NGOs and government are coming together in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula to protect biodiversity and make…
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MyCar EV Brings Green Jobs to a Red State

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has been bucking the party line when it comes to promoting electric vehicles, and his efforts have just borne…
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Where the Jobs Are: How to Reach Full Employment in the U.S. by 2015

A closer look at the historical data highlights a bright spot in the employment landscape of the United States. Businesses and organizations that…
Rockwood expands lithium production with DOE funds

Federal Grants Help Ease Lithium Supply Bottleneck

U.S. DOE funds expansion of U.S. lithium production with grant for the Rockwood company to upgrade North Carolina and Nevada lithium operations.