25 Feb '14, 3pm

From Donuts to Doing: Forging Strong Ties with Industry

From Donuts to Doing: Forging Strong Ties with Industry

Rumor has it that "green" jobs have faded into the sunset. After all, enrollment for some renewable energy training is down and new topics are nudging "green" off the hit parade list. But wait, not so fast. Don't believe the unfounded rumor mill. The Solar Foundation just released their Job Census and look, as of November 2013, the solar industry has grown to almost 142,700 solar workers, which is nearly 20 percent greater than the 2012 solar jobs figures. Another 22,000 solar jobs are projected to be added this year. And, from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, their "Energy Infrastructure Update" tells us that renewable energy sources accounted for 37 percent of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed in 2013. So, jobs are out there and the clean energy industry is growing. What we need now is to put an end to t...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/02...

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