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White-Collar, Green Tech

3/30/2010 // By NWF

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe Green IT is a booming industry, but how can students interested in smart grid or renewable energy technologies distinguish themselves in the field? We asked several experts to describe the way forward in the land of […] Read more >

Tribal Representatives Meet With Senators

3/29/2010 // By NWF

On March 22nd and 23rd, more than 30 tribal leaders and representatives from across the country gathered in our nation’s capital to assert the importance of comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation, and to reaffirm that the needs and concerns […] Read more >

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New Financing Tools Help Push for Clean Energy

2/23/2010 // By Julian Keniry

For anyone interested in serious reductions in global warming pollution on campus, the new report “Financing Sustainability on Campus,”written by Ben Barlow and edited by Andrea Putman, is an indispensable resource.  Published by the National Association of College and University […] Read more >

Economic Message of the Week: $600M to Build Renewable Energy Plants

12/10/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

The federal government has announced plans to spend nearly $600 million to help build renewable energy plants. The government will join forces with private companies to establish 19 biorefinery projects across 15 states, using a combination of stimulus funds and private investments […] Read more >

Study: Alternative Energy To Produce 1.9 Million New U.S. Jobs

11/15/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A recent study by three universities provides an estimate of many new green jobs coming from alternative energy development in the U.S. Smart Grid News.com reports: “A collaborative study by three universities concludes that U.S. renewable energy policies could create […] Read more >

Finding Ways to Train Wind Energy Technicians

11/12/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A story in the Community College Times notes that creating new training programs for clean energy jobs isn't always an easy path. As budgets tighten, school-to-school collaborations like the one at Laramie Community College for wind training, which also includes […] Read more >

Using Mobile Phone Towers For Wind Power Generation

10/3/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

As the world moves toward lower carbon energy production it will cause us to look for power production opportunities in new places including cell towers. This is particularly important for areas where electric distribution is limited. Paul Ridden of Gizmag.com […] Read more >

City Rooftops: Paint Them White Or Plant Them With Green? — New Study

9/26/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Cities are real climate hot spots and their rooftops, in particular, absorb heat and run up energy use. Jeff Salton at Gizmag.com reports: Previous studies have indicated that painting roofs white can be a low tech way to reduce global […] Read more >

Pittsburgh’s Promise: A Green Revitalization

9/24/2009 // By Miles Grant

And we’re live from Pittsburgh at the G20! The National Wildlife Federation is hosting a forum this morning focusing on the lessons of Pittsburgh’s green jobs revival. It’s a subject near & dear to the heart of NWF President & […] Read more >

California’s New Energy Standard — Law or Executive Fiat?

9/12/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

With the global warming threat, clean energy is a key to long-term wildlife protection. California lawmakers have passed a bold new standard calling for 33% of the state’s energy to be produced through alternative sources such as solar and wind.  […] Read more >