IREC President/CEO Jane Weissman recently spoke with David Corsar, of the National Wildlife Federation, about the Greenprint, a plan towards the goal of graduating more than 20 million “global sustainability citizens” by 2025; IREC; and the role of community colleges in supporting the clean energy economy.
Mostly sunny skies ahead can now be predicted for California’s customer-generated renewable energy future, at least for now.
In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on January 25, 2016 upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.
Vote Solar and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) released the 2015 grades for Freeing the Grid, an annual report card that rates all 50 states on two key clean energy policies: net metering and interconnection standards.
Over the past decade, IREC has worked with dozens of states across the country to facilitate and support the adoption of fundamental regulatory policy reforms that maintain the safety and reliability of the electric grid, while also allowing for fair, affordable and efficient consumer access to renewable energy.
More and more managers are reporting that it’s hard to find qualified applicants. The difficulty in finding qualified hires shows the need for increased supply of trained workers. That means expanding solar skills training programs and credentialing, two topics the nonprofit Interstate Renewable Energy Council has been working on for decades.
IREC’s Solar Career Map charts a course for promotion or advancement through the modern solar industry. Full of valuable data about the knowledge, skills and credentials needed to perform 40 key solar jobs, the map also breathes life into these occupations, through the faces and stories behind this expanding universe.
Designed to demonstrate the breadth of the industry and its critical occupations, as well as the necessity for integrated solar training in a variety of related fields, the Solar Career Map emerged from a simple vision: high-quality work and high-quality jobs are critical to building a robust, high-quality solar industry.
While the full impact of the Paris Agreement won’t be known for years, it is by every measure a most monumental accomplishment. With the new year upon us, IREC’s hope is that debate is now no longer part of climate change. Action is.
While the full impact of the Paris Accord won’t be known for years, it is by every measure a most monumental accomplishment. With the new year upon us, IREC’s hope is that debate is now no longer part of climate change. Action is.