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.

jobs_x

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.
starbucks mug_x

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…
donkey-elephant

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…
hywindSeilbaat_468

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…
solar-panels-200

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…
elephant-donkey-boxing-200

One More Time: Clean Energy Standard Act Introduced in Congress

Sen. John Bingaman and supporters are once again introducing federal legislation that would require power utilities to generate electricity from clean energy sources.…
Obama 2013 budget boosts domestic and national defense clean energy

National Defense and President Obama’s 2013 Clean Energy Budget

As far as clean energy and green jobs go, President Obama's 2013 budget includes a Christmas-in-July package of initiatives that are designed to…
Solar Reserve builds world's largest solar thermal plant in Nevada

Solar Thermal Plant in Nevada Hits a Milestone, So Does U.S. Solar Industry

The solar power company Solar Reserve has just announced a major construction milestone for its billion-dollar Crescent Dunes solar thermal project in Nevada,…

Driving the Next Industrial Revolution Through Efficiency

By Ryan Matley, Rocky Mountain Institute President Obama’s call in his State of the Union address to capitalize on “the strongest two-year period…
oakland_port_silent_cranes

Chinese Solar Panel Exports Spike as Obama Announces New Trade Enforcement Unit

Chinese exports of silicon solar panels surged in 2011, and they're spiking higher yet following the filing of illegal dumping and subsidy petitions…
Factory-Automation-Robotics

Increasing Labor Productivity: A Mixed Blessing?

Increasing labor productivity is generally hailed as a positive outcome of technological innovation.  The production of more goods and services with fewer hours…