Federal Green Jobs Efforts: Renewable Energy Origins and Assessment of Outcomes


Alecia Gretter (Editor)

Series: Renewable Energy: Research, Development and Policies
BISAC: POL030000

In the United States, growing awareness of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the possible implications for global climate change have combined with recent high energy prices and economic uncertainty to rekindle interest in renewable energy. Renewable energy technologies generate electricity from resources such as the sun, wind, or biomass, with essentially no net GHG emissions. President Obama has declared a goal for the United States to become the world’s leading exporter of renewable energy technologies, setting out policy objectives for the development of related “green jobs”. This book discusses what “green jobs” are, and highlights some of the challenges of targeted training programs for emerging industries. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Renewable Energy–A Pathway to Green Jobs?
Richard J. Campbell and Linda Levine

Chapter 2. Employment and Training: Labor’s Green Jobs Efforts Highlight Challenges of Targeted Training Programs for Emerging Industries
United States Government Accountability Office


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