Tagged with Green Collar Jobs

Energy and Consumer Impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

National Economic Research Associates for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity http://www.americaspower.org/sites/default/files/NERA%20CPP%20Final%20Nov%207.pdf [NERA site] …The Final CPP sets state-specific carbon dioxide emission targets based upon EPA’s calculations of the levels that EPA believes could be achieved in each state by implementing three types of changes, referred to as Building Blocks. The Building Blocks include EPA assumptions … Continue reading

Clean Jobs Missouri: Sizing Up Missouri’s Clean Jobs Base and Its Potential

E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) | MEI (the Missouri Energy Initiative) http://cleanenergyworksforus.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/FINAL.LR_.MissouriJobsReport_15014.pdf [Kansas City Star] …A new report from E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) and MEI (the Missouri Energy Initiative) shows that nearly 40,000 people in more than 4,400 establishments in the state are employed in green sectors of the economy. “This number is roughly double Iowa’s clean energy and … Continue reading

Making a Better Job of It: Why Renewables and Energy Efficiency are Better for Jobs than Fracking

Friends of the Earth UK http://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/making-better-job-it-full-report-75291.pdf [Blue and Green Tomorrow] A new report from environmental group Friends of the Earth argues that the fracking industry’s claims about job creation are “overstated” and calls for investment to support renewables instead. The report, which is supported by PCS Union and North West trade councils, places doubt on … Continue reading

Efficiently Energizing Job Creation in Los Angeles

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs / by J.R. DeShazo, Alex Turek, Michael Samulon http://innovation.luskin.ucla.edu/content/efficiently-energizing-job-creation-los-angeles [Abstract] This report seeks to estimate the magnitude of job-creation benefits for 18 energy efficiency programs administered by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) in 2014. The study finds the job-creation benefits for these programs are large … Continue reading

Labor’s Green Jobs Efforts Highlight Challenges of Targeted Training Programs for Emerging Industries

US Government Accountability Office http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-555 Of the $595 million identified by Labor as having been appropriated or allocated specifically for green jobs activities since 2009, approximately $501 million went toward efforts with training and support services as their primary objective, with much of that funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 … Continue reading

Towards a Greener Economy : The Social Dimensions

International Labor Office http://www.brookings.edu/research/books/2012/towardsagreenereconomy This report aims to promote a clearer understanding of the nature of the green economy and its implications for labor markets, especially the reallocation of jobs from high- to low-polluting sectors. The report demonstrates that a double dividend in terms of increased decent work opportunities and a greener economy is possible, … Continue reading

Where Are the Jobs? – The Elusiveness of Job Creation under the Section 1603 Grant Program for Renewable Energy

US Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Majority Staff http://energycommerce.house.gov/Media/file/PDFs/061812greenjobsstaffreport.pdf [From a Greenwire article by Emily Yehle, sub. req’d]  …The new GOP report focuses on the failure of the Treasury and Energy departments to count actual jobs created. Instead, administration officials provided the committee with the NREL … Continue reading

Saving a National Treasure: Debunking the “Job Killer” Myth — How Pollution Limits Encourage Jobs in the Chesapeake Bay Region

Chesapeake Bay Foundation http://www.cbf.org/document.doc?id=1023 [From a story in the Suffolk News-Herald] Extensive government regulation of Chesapeake Bay pollution would create jobs, rather than kill them, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation claims in a new report… In December 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the new pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay to accelerate its cleanup. … Continue reading

The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]

US Senate http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s112-1737 [From GovTrack.us] The SAVE Act is proposed legislation to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process to reduce the amount of energy consumed by homes, to facilitate the creation of energy efficiency retrofit and construction jobs, and … Continue reading