The New York State Department of Labor has received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to estimate how many green jobs there are and to identify new, emerging and enhanced skills needed for green jobs.
The New York State Department of Labor, partnering with the Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering-University at Albany, has received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to estimate the number of green jobs and to identify the new, emerging and enhanced skills needed for green jobs.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany announced today that it has been selected to receive a prestigious grant from the National Science Foundation ("NSF") for a new initiative that will support the growth of green energy jobs and businesses across New York State by advancing nanotechnology-enabled innovations in clean and renewable energy technologies.
The launch of two solar photovoltaic parks with a total capacity of 18 MW was marked by a groundbreaking ceremony in Ontario, Canada. Both the projects are to be located in Norfolk County. Distinguished guests who took part in the ceremony include Dave Levac, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario's Minister of Energy and Infrastructure and MPP for Brant and Dennis Travale, Mayor of Norfolk County.
While job growth in the U.S. continues to remain elusive for most industry sectors, jobs related to the environment, or “green jobs” are growing. With several studies predicting continued growth in green jobs, at least one organization has emerged to help both employer and job seeker benefit from this thriving sector.
The city of Indio in Riverside County has been selected by Golden State Biofuel to locate its first biofuel refinery in California. Designed to produce one million gallons per year, this scalable refinery will serve San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, the High Desert and Inland Empire areas.
February 1-5, 2010 is being focused as “Clean Energy Week” by about 100 organizations in the energy efficiency, environmental and renewable energy sectors to highlight the need for a comprehensive clean energy policy.
US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will be the keynote speaker for the 2010 Clean Energy, Jobs and Security Forum luncheon. It brings leaders in business, labor, national security, faith, science and economics together to discuss their support for strong clean energy and climate legislation. Secretary Chu’s keynote remarks will bring the two day forum to a close with a discussion of the future of America’s clean energy economy.
MiaSole has received two Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits amounting to USD 101.8 million from the Obama Administration. MiaSole, a leading manufacturer of copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic modules, will utilize these two credits to manufacture Solar PV Cells and modules based on a ground breaking thin-film production technology. The cost of renewable clean electricity generation will be reduced by these Solar PV Cells.
The National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts, a consortium including Palmer Labs, Durham, North Carolina, has received an award of $44 million in federal stimulus funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This was announced by the DOE Secretary, Steven Chu.