Training the “Green and White” Collar Workforce

September 12, 2009

by David L. Levy
Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts announced September 1st nearly $1 million in  grants for educational programs that will enhance training for the state’s burgeoning clean energy industry. This is good news for climate change, for Massachusetts, and particularly for me, because a group I’m leading at the University of Massachusetts, Boston was [...]


The Clean Energy Accelerator Corp.

August 22, 2009

How to finance large scale low-carbon investment
This guest contribution is by Daniel Goldman, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of GreatPoint Energy and co-founder of the early stage investment group, Clean Energy Venture Group. He has managed and invested over $4bn in energy technologies and projects and is a vocal advocate of financial solutions [...]


2030 Clean Energy Economy Blueprint

August 8, 2009

by David L. Levy
This summer the Union of Concerned Scientists published Climate 2030: A Blueprint for a Clean Energy Economy. The UCS plan is designed to reduce US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26% below 2005 levels by 2020, and 56% by 2030, putting the country on target for an 80% reduction by 2050. These [...]

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Clean Energy – How Many Green Jobs?

July 23, 2009

by David L. Levy
Advocates of strong action on climate change have long argued that large-scale investments in clean energy will revitalize the economy and generate substantial employment, investment, and business opportunities. Last month my colleagues at PERI, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Robert Pollin, James Heintz, and Heidi Garrett-Peltier, published a report (download pdf) titled The [...]

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