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.

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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…
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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.
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How Starbucks and Staples Could Bring Keystone to Its Knees

Starbucks and Staples have joined the agribusiness giant J.R. Simplot to give a boost to the Obama Administration’s Better Buildings Challenge, and in…

Green Jobs and Rio+20: The Dirty Work of Transitioning to a Green Economy

We came into the negotiations thinking that countries might agree to implement¬†national strategies for green job creation, especially for young people. But all…
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Why Don’t Republicans Support Obama’s Job Growth and Tax Cut Plans?

Obama's recent to-do list of job creation, tax credits for small businesses, cutting government red-tape and putting veterans to work is largely being…

Green Government Opportunities

By G. Nagesh Rao From my personal experience in the startup scene,¬† I have noted that the three critical types of capital required…
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European Wind a “Recession-Busting” Industry

Europe's wind energy industry contributed an additional 33%-- 32 billion euros (~$41.6 billion) to EU GDP between 2007 and 2010, growing at double…

One Woman’s Quest to Recycle Homes, Build Green House People, and Provide Jobs to at-Risk

A former ad-exec in North Carolina, Nancy Welsh wants to stop the tear-down epidemic and use the resource of America's boarded up homes…
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LinkedIn Aggregation Shows Green Jobs Surge Ahead in Recession

Despite the best wishes of those ideologically opposed, either for political reasons, or through ties to declining fossil fuel sector, or both, the…