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It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

March 27, 2014 · By Blog Admin · No Comments

“It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)” ~R.E.M.

“NASA-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’?” asked a March 14 article by Nafeez Ahmed on The Guardian’s web site. Such headlines always catch my eye; I’ve been an avid reader of the history of the end of the world since the 1970s classic The Limits to Growth. More recently, there’s been Jared Diamond’s Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, and multiple updates to The Limits to Growth, including Jorgen Randers’ 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years, which I covered in a previous blog post.

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No CommentsTags: Clean Energy · Climate Change · Critical Thinking · Science · Sustainability

Who Is Winning at Solar Energy? Industry Updates from Around the U.S.

March 26, 2014 · By Keri Burnett · No Comments

There’s never been a better time to look for jobs in the solar energy industry. The U.S. Department of Energy recently reported that its 2011 SunShot Initiative has been completed by 60% in 3 years. This means it’s nearly 2/3 of the way to its goal of achieving cost-competitive utility-scale photovoltaic energy in the U.S. The project was originally slated to take 10 years, but with 60% completion by year 3, it’s way ahead of schedule. Costs for installing solar voltaic panels have dropped significantly in the past 3 years, making the way for more widespread solar energy adoption – and potentially more jobs for solar technicians.


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No CommentsTags: Business Sustainability · Clean Energy · Electrical Engineering Technology · Energy Efficiency · Green Buildings · Green Jobs · Science · Solar Energy · Sustainability

Surprising Facts about Ammonia: It Has a Potential to Reduce Carbon Emissions

March 19, 2014 · By Keri Burnett · No Comments

Is a simple molecule the solution to our problems?  Ammonia, a renewable energy technology?

Is ammonia a renewable energy technology?

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No CommentsTags: Renewable Energy · Science · Sustainability

Debunking Myths and Expanding the U.S. Wind Energy Industry: Recent Updates in Wind News

March 14, 2014 · By Keri Burnett · No Comments

Change is always blowing in the wind energy industry. Here are three new advances in wind energy technology from the past couple of months.

Recent Updates in Wind News

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No CommentsTags: Clean Energy · Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy · Wind Energy

Would a Green Job by Any Other Name Still Improve the Planet?

March 12, 2014 · By Diane Worthington · No Comments

Recently a visitor to our Clean Jobs Index left a comment asking a very good question: Why are companies like oil and gas companies included in our “clean” jobs listing? We wanted to share our answer with everyone:

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No CommentsTags: Green Jobs · Sustainability