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Ideas 21-30 for Clean Energy Job Creation …

January 5th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Today,  Steve Lacey at the Center for American Progress published 20 Ideas for Job Creation: Keep Focused on Clean Energy. To build on the many good (or even excellent) ideas in that list (repeated below the fold), here are ideas 21-30 of places to go for Clean Energy Jobs:

Go to your mortgage broker:  Ed Mazria/Architecture [...]

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Getting to a better building …

February 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Construction and use of buildings account for a major share of global warming emissions. Depending on how one calculates, allocating roughly 40 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to this built infrastructure is roughly correct. ¬†Heating … cooling … lighting … building materials … etc, it all adds up (and up … and up). [...]

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Tags: Energy · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · building green · clean energy jobs · climate change · electricity · emissions · energy efficiency · environmental

“We can get by on very little but we can’t get by on nothing.”

December 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Too many of my fellow citizens are without work. All too often, this challenge cannot be laid on their doorsteps as they got caught up in the maelstrom of failed economic policies and the (continued) empowerment of Wall Street robber barons.
We can, if we choose, create a set of policies to put millions back to [...]

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JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

July 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Since before the 2008 election, the core challenge for the incoming President was clear: JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Yes, we were amid a collapse of the economic system, it required stabilization. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Yes, our energy situation was (is) a mess and the climate is boiling. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Yes, our political system is [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · clean energy jobs · climate change · climate legislation · environmental · politics

WashPost, yet again: some true items spun into truthiness

February 26th, 2010 · No Comments

The Washington Post asked the other day “what’s going on” that people are confused about climate and energy issues. Well, today’s The Washington Post provided yet another example, in a distressingly long list of examples, as to why that confusion.
Entitled The Green Jobs Myth, former GE Smart Grid engineer Sunil Sharan argues that (as [...]

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Tags: Washington Post · clean energy jobs · truthiness

The political and practical necessity for bold action … not tactical retreat

February 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Obama Administration seems to be pulling back, on front after front, in the face of economic challenges, sobering poll numbers, and steadfast Republican obstinacy. Whether on health care, jobs promoting legislation, EPA regulation of pollutants, and/or energy/climate policy, the political powers that be within the Obama White House have determined that ‘tactical retreats’ toward [...]

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Tags: Energize America · Energy · Global Warming · President Barack Obama · architecture2030 · clean energy jobs · climate change · democrats · energy efficiency · environmental · government energy policy · political symbols · politics

Dear Senator Webb: It isn’t the “Murky Air Act”

January 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Dear Senator Webb,
I have been extremely disappointed in your stances on energy and environmental issues, especially when it comes to climate change.
Let me provide background for a moment. I have long respected you, your thoughtfulness, and your career achievements. I was involved with the Draft Webb movement. During the general election race, I created a [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · carbon dioxide · catastrophic climate change · clean energy jobs · climate change · government energy policy · politics

Clean Energy Jobs Go Home: $30 Billion to put 4.5 Million to Work

December 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Clean Energy Jobs Go Home: $30 Billion to put 4.5 Million to Work
This is part of a series of brief posts on ‘clean energy jobs‘ opportunities for sparking meaningful employment, quickly, in the United States as discussed in Clean Energy Jobs: Stimulate Me.
Investing in building energy efficiency is one of the most effective ways to [...]

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Tags: Energy · LEED · architecture · architecture2030 · building green · clean energy jobs · climate change · energy efficiency · government energy policy · green

Make $3 create $10 worth of Clean Energy Jobs

December 7th, 2009 · No Comments

This guest post comes from the very thoughtful Alan Drake, who has done some of the best work related to the value of electrifying the national rail system.
This fits with the clean energy jobs series.
The 30% Energy Tax Credit has been quite useful in creating installation jobs for construction workers and for domestic suppliers of [...]

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Tags: Energy · clean energy jobs · energy efficiency

Clean Energy Jobs Go Swimming

December 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

This is part of a series of brief posts on ‘clean energy jobs‘ opportunities for sparking meaningful employment, quickly, in the United States as discussed in Clean Energy Jobs: Stimulate Me.
Clean Energy Jobs Go Swimming: $300 million per year for 10,000 jobs
Legislation is, they say, analogous to making sausage. Sometimes, in the mixing and mashing, [...]

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