Rumor has it that “green” jobs have faded into the sunset. After all, enrollment for some renewable energy training is down and new topics are nudging “green” off the hit parade list. But wait, not so fast. Don’t believe the unfounded rumor mill. What we need now is to put an end to the green-job-hype era and move into the age of green reason. IREC now declares February the turning point as we firmly set course for a balanced and responsive approach to matching quality training to the job market. The good news is that we’re on our way.
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute just released a jam-packed, five-page fact sheet on energy efficiency and renewable energy jobs. National and state figures from different sources carry the punch line that in 2012 alone, there were over 110,000 jobs created in the clean energy sector.