Renewable Energy Jobs: A lot of people have said that switching from fossil fuels to renewables would hurt the economy. They said it would raise energy prices and cost jobs. So far, those fears have mostly gone unfounded. Of course, there have been job losses in sectors directly related to fossil fuel production. Coal producing regions have been particularly hard hit, though even in those areas, change can mean opportunity.
At the same time, job growth in clean energy has been robust. According to IRENA, 8.1 million people were working in renewable energy jobs (read the full PDF report here) at the end of last year…
Community Energy Programs Touted At Paris Climate Change Conference
At the Paris climate change talks, one presentation by a group of American officials raised awareness about the benefits of community energy programs. The group’s members were: Shawn Marshall, Lean Energy US Cliff Rechtschaffen, Office of California Governor Jerry Brown Dawn Weisz, CEO, Marin Clean Energy (MCE) Tom Butt, Mayor, City of Richmond, California… Continue reading Community Energy Grids Tailored to Local Need