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Green jobs gaining traction in California

More than 500,000 people are employed in "green jobs" in California and that number is expected to ramp up in the coming years, according to a report. The Environment California Research & Policy Center report, "Building a Clean Energy Workforce: Preparing Californians for New Opportunities in the State's Green Economy," additionally documents nearly 300 green job training programs at more than 130 institutions throughout the state.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Up to 15,000 Californians Enrolled in Green Job Training Programs Annually

According to a new report by Environment California Research & Policy Center, California’s ground-breaking clean energy and environmental policies are creating new job opportunities for Californians, and the state’s educational institutions are stepping up to the plate to train the next generation of clean energy workers to build and operate California’s clean energy future.

Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Building A Clean Energy Workforce: Preparing Californians for New Opportunities in the State's Green Economy

California’s ground-breaking clean energy and environmental policies are creating new economic and job opportunities.

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Study: 15,000 per year train for green jobs in CA

“Over the last couple of years, we’ve been hearing about this university, that organization, this labor union — everyone seemed to be doing some kind of program,” said Bernadette Del Chiaro, co-author of the report and director of clean energy programs at the non-profit Environment California Research & Policy Center. “We wanted to count them up.”

News Release | Environment California

At Gov.'s Summit, Environment California Outlines Clean Energy Goals

Presentation Summary at Governor’s Conference on 12,000 MW of Renewable Local Energy

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Gov. Brown pushes 12-gigawatt clean power goal

California should get that much electricity from local clean power sources — such as rooftop solar panels, small wind turbines and fuel cells — by 2020, he says, but is short on details about how.

News Release | Environment California

Gov. Brown Shines Spotlight on Big Solar Goal

Calling for more clean energy and green jobs, Governor Jerry Brown hosted a conference at University of California, Los Angeles today to shine a spotlight on his goal of building twelve thousand megawatts (MW) of solar power and other forms of small-scale renewable energy by 2020. The move would quadruple the state’s current market for these kinds of clean energy technologies.

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Roofing It: Brown Stumps for Distributed Solar

Governor Brown moves forward with plans to encourage more local solar generation in the state.

News Release | Environment California

Gov. Brown Shines Spotlight on Big Solar Goal

LOS ANGELES—Calling for more clean energy and green jobs, Governor Jerry Brown hosted a conference at University of California, Los Angeles today to shine a spotlight on his goal of building twelve thousand megawatts (MW) of solar power and other forms of small-scale renewable energy by 2020. The move would quadruple the state’s current market for these kinds of clean energy technologies.

News Release | Environment California

Bipartisan Support for Renewable Energy Bill

In a rare showing of bipartisan support for clean energy, AB 864 (Huffman) passed out of the Assembly Utilities & Commerce Committee yesterday afternoon. Backing the bill was an even rarer coalition of environmentalists working alongside large manufacturers who want to invest in green energy as a way to comply with the state’s global warming law, AB 32.

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