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Keeping Up With the Jones

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NAACP award offers partial vindication for former green jobs czar.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has included Van Jones among the recipients of its 2010 Image Awards. For some, the award offers Jones, the best-selling “author of “The Green Collar Economy” and former advisor for the Obama administration, a partial vindication; his last share of the public spotlight was a 2009 political fiasco that resulted in his......read more

Clean Economy Jobs: 2.7 Million and Growing

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New report finds more jobs in the clean economy than in fossil fuels

Green jobs are as aspirational as they are enigmatic. We know we want them, we know they hold the key to the clean economy of the future, but no one can agree on what they are.  A new report from Brookings Institute attempts to offer a standard definition of clean jobs ("establishments that directly produce goods and services with environmental benefits, or produce uniquely tailored goods......read more

NRDC Maps Clean Energy in America

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Interactive map shows the clean energy jobs of today and tomorrow

If you listened to all the hubbub from Washington and the press, you'd think the American clean energy economy is all but dead. The fact of the matter is that renewable energy projects (and the jobs they carry) are popping up all over the country.  An interactive map from the NRDC tells the story. The tool allows you to search existing and planned renewable energy projects in the country by......read more

Green Jobs: What's Really Going On

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Contrary to popular belief, the future looks bright for America's growing green economy

Green jobs are one of America's best-kept secrets, but they shouldn't be. When you consider the fact that at least 3.1 million Americans already work in green jobs, and that green industries and businesses can help solve some of our country's biggest problems -- from pollution to poverty and economic stagnation -- you'd think we'd be hearing our leaders talk about green jobs all the time. A new......read more

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