Renewable Energy Faces Show Benefits of a Green Economy

| 12/3/2008 2:27:51 PM

Tags: green-collar jobs, The Union of Concerned Scientists, Renewable Energy, Clean Energy, green jobs,

If you’re interested in learning more about green-collar jobs, here is a list of people that are already working in the renewable energy sector. The Union of Concerned Scientists recently started its new Web feature, “Faces of Renewable Energy,” to provide profiles of Americans across the country that are already heavily involved in the clean energy industry. It just proves that green-collar jobs are already here and really can help boost our economy. If you’re looking for a job in the renewable energy sector, here’s an article from E Magazine that gives you a great place to start. Or read Announcing the Launch of Green Jobs Now for more information.

Comment below and let us know of any green-collar job opportunities that you’re aware of.

Seth Warren Rose
12/24/2008 4:27:07 PM

The fastest, easiest way to enter the green workforce is installing energy efficiency in commercial and industrial buildings. Lighting, for example, in most factories and warehouses are old T12 type fluorescent lamps. Millions of these old fixtures will need to be replaced with modern electronic ballasts, new high intensity T8 or T5 fluorescents and ultra efficient light reflectors made from something like Miro aluminum. Most facility managers are yet unaware that combining fluorescents, electronic ballasts and Miro can reduce energy consumption by 75%.

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