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21st Century Jobs Have Clean Energy Future

President Obama recently announced a new effort by the Department of Energy to increase the solar workforce by 2020. Previously, the Administration had a goal of training 50,000 new workers.  That figure was revised upward, ho...
by Kristal High
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SunEdison and the SunEdison Foundation push for diversity in solar workforce

The solar technology industry has a diversity problem. The Solar Foundation’s 2013 National Solar Jobs Census revealed that 19 percent of all solar workers are women, nearly 16 percent are Latino, 7 percent are Asian/Paci...
by Adriana Maestas
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#AABEPolicySummit Seeks to Increase Black Participation Energy Sector

Thirty-seven years ago, the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) was created to make sure that people of color were positioned to make meaningful inputs on a variety of energy policy issues, like the development of e...
by Kristal High
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Duke Energy Spearheading Solar Expansion in North, South Carolina

The Southeast is rapidly becoming a hot bed for solar expansion, and Duke Energy is leading the charge.  The company already owns or purchases 600 MW of solar capacity in North Carolina, and today announced that it is seeking ...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Net Metering Raises Inequity Concerns Amid Solar Transition

Many Americans like to say that “if you work hard, you’ll get ahead,” but fewer and fewer of us actually think so.  A recent poll found that only 42 percent of our fellow Americans agree with that statement, down from 53...
by Guest Contributor
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Leasing Solar Can Lead to Real Estate Losses

Installing rooftop solar is expensive.  If homeowners don’t have $30,00o to $40,000 or more for the upfront costs, they have two other options for making their green energy dreams come true. Loans and leasing. Consumers may ...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Green 2.0: Breaking the Green Ceiling

“It is essential for us to have a diverse workforce. Our job is to create a healthy and clean environment for our communities, especially for low-income and communities of color who are typically affected by pollution.” ~EP...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Energy Star 3.0: Powering Our Lives More Efficiently

For many Americans our electricity bill is still seen as the bill we pay to keep the lights on and the heat/air running; but if we stop to think about how we really use energy on a day-to-day basis, a bigger portion of our ener...
by Kristal High
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