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AWEA: Investing in Wind Energy Requires Stable PTC Policy

Strong investing and rising growth in the wind energy industry has been delivering homegrown energy resources to fuel the American economy, and put more people back to work. With help from the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC), wind energy projects are helping to keep electricity rates low and widescale development projects coming online. According to …

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Clean Energy Growing Strong in Canada’s 1st Annual Report

In the past five years, investors have moved $25 billion into Canada’s renewable energy sector, propelling a 37 percent employment increase. So says a newly-released report celebrating pollution-free electricity capacity increasing in Canada by 8 gigawatts. Put another way, this is enough to power 2.7 million Canadian homes. Released by Clean Energy Canada on Tuesday, …

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Jobs With MetLife Prized For Tangible CSR

33 percent of Millennials prefer jobs with a socially responsible company, according to Nielsen Media Research. This number is encouraging, and matches a growing number of companies harnessing their products, services and resources to help make the world a better place. A prime example is MetLife, a nearly 150 year-old company that was recently named …

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2.7m New Jobs In Clean Energy & 40% Less Carbon Emissions

A newly released report shows how the United States can cut its carbon pollution by 40 percent from 2005 levels. In the process, 2.7 million new clean energy jobs will be created, reducing the unemployment rate by 1.5 percentage points. Recently released in Nevada for the seventh annual National Clean Energy Summit, the report is …

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Old Age Pensioners (OAP) carry on working to pay off debts

New figures have revealed that a deluge of older workers are swamping the market, snapping up jobs such as cleaning, property development and taxi driving, in a bid to make their pensionable years a bit easier financially. The Office for National Statistics data shows that the number of workers who are older than state pension …

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Romney shows disturbing lack of understanding of capitalism

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney recently rankled feathers in his own party by opposing a very popular wind energy tax credit at the federal level. Romney’s top energy advisor is from a giant oil company, and many see this as the latest of a series of moves in which his campaign is bending to the …

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Wealth Distribution – An Unemployment Centric Perspective (Private)

Wealth distribution discussions are frequently focused on the amount of pay that people deserve, but I have a different perspective to share with you. For example: The liberals argue that the middle class is struggling, but the wealthy are earning from a few times more, to hundreds of times more money than hard working middle …

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Survey finds major growth in green jobs

Major survey finds 508,000 clean economy jobs created in the Pacific Northwest. Experts believe that 1.03 million net new full-time equivalents can be created by continuing the clean economy path by 2020. The jobs include clean tech engineers, machinists, installers, and other “boots on the roof” jobs, energy auditors, organic agriculture specialists, local food manufacturers, …

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Why Not Privatize Highways?

Congress has apparently reached a bipartisan agreement on a transportation bill that includes $109 billion to support the nation’s roads, bridges, and railways. 1.9 million jobs hung in the balance, and the political bickering delayed the bill’s passage several months, but the real question is…why subsidize highways at all? If we were to sell off …

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Environmental Engineering: The Hottest Green Collar Certification?

Guest post by Everett S. What are the hottest green collar jobs right now? This industry is moving at such a hectic pace you can’t always predict exactly what technology or system will reach critical mass first – especially if it depends on your climate and geography. So the best choice may be the one …

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