Green Collar Jobs in America’s Cities

Posted by Chad Bullock - On October 26, 2009 (EST)

The American Solar Energy Society estimates that in 2006 alone, renewable energy and energy efficiency were responsible for $970 billion in industry revenues and 8.5 million jobs. This number will grow exponentially if our nation commits itself in earnest to reducing carbon emissions and making economy-wide improvements in energy efficiency.

This publication, published by the Apollo Alliance focuses on local green jobs in clean energy industries-energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative transportation, and low-carbon fuels.
This report offers guidance on how cities can link residents to green-collar jobs: family-supporting, careertrack jobs in green industries and provides several examples.

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