Uber’s first chief diversity officer; Arup expands water leadership

February 22, 2018 by  
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A Silicon Valley legend trickles into water tech, a new executive director pollinates Volans and SERA builds up sustainable architecture.

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How to brace yourself for the future of work

January 29, 2018 by  
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The disruptive future you’ve been hearing about is already here and in every sector.

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Trump’s 30% solar tariffs could kill thousands of jobs and harm industry growth

January 23, 2018 by  
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The solar industry has been booming. In some states, solar threatens to upend fossil fuel profits , massive corporations are investing heavily and even oil giants are getting into solar . But Trump’s recent move to put 30% tariffs on solar panels could change that, killing up to 23,000 jobs and slowing down – or even stopping – the rapid industry growth. Embed from Getty Images window.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’t5MIqytJS5NXEvTSm7y-rQ’,sig:’n4unO-lpiCZMlgG8YdNTqxetJabmbD4NGv7Nw-WrTtA=’,w:’514px’,h:’594px’,items:’886433502′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })}); Yesterday, Trump announced that there would be a 30% tariff placed on all imported solar panels, and all components used to create them. While no one can say for sure what impact this will have on the industry, many experts agree that the move will make solar much less attractive to investors and could cost thousands of jobs. The economic impacts will be felt not only by panel manufacturers but across the entire chain, including installers and companies that manufacture solar supplies. Related: The US solar market grew by a record-breaking 95% last year ICYMI: The Trump administration's decision in the Section 201 solar trade case will cause 23,000 Americans to lose their jobs this year. #SaveSolarJobs https://t.co/7Ssa6CJ2j5 pic.twitter.com/CgxnJEfJhi — Solar Industry (@SEIA) January 23, 2018 Solar has grown at 20% annually and employs over 260,000 people, with an average hourly wage for engineers, electricians and installers of $25 – $29. Obama placed similar tariffs on solar panels, but a loophole allowed Chinese manufacturers to move production to nearby countries. Trump’s move comes at a time when his administration has been working hard to bolster the fossil fuel industry, withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement , opening national parks to mining , and paying lip service to coal miners (without actually improving things for miners themselves ). Via CNBC and Engadget Image via Deposit Photos ( 1 , 2 ) The proposed tariffs are a direct attack on American workers and the booming solar industry in this country, Via @CNNMoney #SaveSolarJobs https://t.co/eXXHEGxDlM — David Bywater (@DavidBywaterCEO) January 19, 2018 Trump just approved tariffs on imported solar products. Our statement on the misguided move which puts jobs and consumer savings at risk: https://t.co/mOrup52PL5 #SaveSolarJobs pic.twitter.com/v9bhDbMHcw — votesolar (@votesolar) January 22, 2018

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Dell drives inclusion; cities champion sustainability

October 3, 2017 by  
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Notable career moves in sustainability involve city resilience, corporate diversity and renewable energy buying. Plus, a GreenBiz editor helms HuffPo.

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The circular economy starts with product design

October 3, 2017 by  
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A senior HP executive makes the case that even complex technologies must be built to last, to be easily repairable.

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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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