Picture a future where renewable energy is the primary source rather than the alternative. Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on homes and businesses are the norm and each house down the block has a driveway by day that becomes an electric vehicle charging station at night. Everything around you is getting power from the sun, from streetlights, to street signs, to computers.
Growth in green jobs has stalled in the San Francisco Bay Area, a region known for its strong environmental credentials as well as for its ability to attract money and technology. Despite the news -- which comes to us via the Green Business Survey from SF Works, an green industry advocacy group -- area businesses remain optimistic the trend will improve.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has teamed up with Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to push hard for two federal programs that together have the potential to create by 2012 as many as 200,000 new jobs in America.
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson today signed an executive order outlining the state's plan for building a green economy. “A comprehensive green economy is critical to the future of New Mexico and will lead our state into a new era of economic vitality and stability,” Governor Richardson said at the signing, which was held at SCHOTT Solar's Albuquerque manufacturing facility. “Today I am outlining a clear path to ensure our state capitalizes economically and environmentally on our abundant renewable resources and assets.”