EDF Climate Corps still growing strong after 10 years

June 6, 2017 by  
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The Environmental Defense Fund has placed more than 800 fellows on corporate energy projects since its inception.

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From Uber to Ford; Detroit and Honolulu see green

May 30, 2017 by  
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This month’s Names in the News roundup of green business career moves spans the world of transportation, cities and apparel.

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The wind turbine manufacturer putting unemployed coal miners to work

May 25, 2017 by  
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The transition to clean energy isn’t always easy for workers in fossil fuel industries. As coal miners find themselves out of work, one wind turbine manufacturer aims to give them jobs in clean industries through a free jobs training program. Goldwind Americas , the United States branch of a major Chinese company, wants to offer out-of-work coal miners in Wyoming new roles as wind technicians instead. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says wind turbine service technicians is the fastest growing occupation in America, with a median pay of $52,260 a year in 2016, and some of those jobs could be a perfect fit for skilled laborers who no longer have employment in the fossil fuel industry. Goldwind’s Wyoming job training initiative, Goldwind Works, could produce workers for a huge wind farm they’re building in the state, where they have an agreement to supply up to 850 turbines. After construction they’ll require up to 200 workers to maintain the wind farm. Related: Clean energy jobs outnumber fossil fuel jobs in most US states Goldwind Works is slated to start next month. It will include informational meetings and a tower climb and safety training at a Montana wind farm. Goldwind Americas CEO David Halligan told The New York Times coal miners likely already possess some relevant mechanical and electrical skills, and are used to laboring in hard conditions. He said, “If we can tap into that market and also help out folks that might be experiencing some challenges in the work force today, I think that it can be a win-win situation.” Wyoming produces more coal than any other state in America. They produce almost four times as much of the black rock as West Virginia. Even so hundreds of coal miners lost their jobs in the state last year. Meanwhile the wind industry could offer new opportunities to those out-of-work miners. Via Greentech Media and The New York Times Images via Pixabay and Goldwind Global

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Climate Corps is a testing ground for future problem-solvers

March 29, 2017 by  
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With 4.4 million fellows and growing, the EDF program is an invaluable resource for sustainability leaders in the making.

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Google’s new self-driving car lobbyist; from Walmart to fighting food waste

March 21, 2017 by  
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In this month’s roundup of intriguing sustainability career moves: Google offshoot Waymo hires a new policy VP, an ex-solar executive jumps into self-driving cars and more.

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Why coal country must be part of the clean economy

March 8, 2017 by  
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One of the most remarkable developments in recent years has been the relatively drama-free embrace in many corners of the private sector of the concept of environmental externalities. Arguments over the indirect costs of fossil fuel combustion — climate change, mercury contamination, ground level ozone and the like — have been a form of hand-to-hand combat in utility rate cases and other regulatory actions for years.

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Oil pipelines destroy jobs, too

February 22, 2017 by  
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Sure pipelines are good for oil companies, but what about jobs related to preserving nature and culture?

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Dear Shannon: How can I promote leadership in the age of Trump?

February 20, 2017 by  
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Here are 5 to-dos to if you’d like to leverage your position at work to resist the current administration.

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How has the CSO role expanded to fit the demands of 2017?

February 15, 2017 by  
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Sustainability chiefs report growing roles (and titles) as businesses dig in.

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Walmart: ‘It doesn’t matter who occupies the White House’

February 15, 2017 by  
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Pursuing science-based emissions targets makes sense regardless, says the retail colossus.

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