Energy efficiency accounted for half of America’s energy industry’s overall net new jobs in 2018

In monitoring job creation during the low carbon energy transition, it is encouraging to see how jobs in energy efficiency have increased significantly in the US. Lara Ettenson, Director, Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Climate & Clean Energy Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council analyses the job scene in a recent blog on the … Continue reading Energy efficiency accounted for half of America’s energy industry’s overall net new jobs in 2018

Reviewing climate change and employment impacts

Garth Heutel, Associate Professor of Economics at Georgia State University assesses the impact on employment by climate change policies (or the lack of them). He provides this article on The Conversation website.   Do climate policies ‘kill jobs’? An economist on why they don’t cause massive unemployment Climate change will hammer the U.S. economy unless … Continue reading Reviewing climate change and employment impacts

New report confirms that sustainable energy creates significant job opportunities

Joshua Hill writes on the CleanTechnica website about a new report that assesses the job opportunities arising from greater deployment of sustainable energy technologies.   Investment In Renewable Energy Yields More Jobs Than Fossil Fuel Sector A new report has determined that investments in energy-efficient and renewable energy sources yield more jobs for a set … Continue reading New report confirms that sustainable energy creates significant job opportunities

Women finding opportunities in Scottish renewable energy sector

ClickGreen provides an interesting article showing that there is a greater proportion of women working in the renewable energy sector in Scotland than in the oil, gas or nuclear energy sectors.  It would be interesting to know if this is true in other countries.  And it would be good to know how many women are … Continue reading Women finding opportunities in Scottish renewable energy sector