Tag Archives: Green Jobs

Clean energy professionals exchange career tips

Leaders in Energy conducted its 4th annual Green Jobs Forum and Green Career Workshop on August 17, 2017. The sold-out event, with over 100 people participating, was held at the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) headquarters in Washington, DC.

Eco-friendly growth and what it means for green jobs

There’s been no shortage of talk about eco-friendly jobs and what they mean for the economy. Opportunities are springing up in countless sectors and fields: renewable energy, technology, engineering, utilities, air pollution control, politics, construction, product distribution… the list goes on. Some believe that the rise of green industries, especially solar and wind power production, are a threat to jobs attached to the fossil fuel industry. Others hold that the rise of eco-friendly jobs can only be good for the economy and overall job growth.

Home Improvement Leads explains why eco-friendly industries are growing so fast and why the rise of green-collar workers will make for a healthy, diverse, and efficient workforce.

Finding New Pathways to a Green Job

By TRAVIS HIGH Finding a green job may not be easy, but with the right mix of positioning yourself, networking with the right people, and having an open mind, it can be done. To hear perspectives about finding a pathway more »

Creating Your Ideal Green Job in the “Gig Economy”

By JOHN GAFFIGAN (johngaffigan@gmail.com / 703-283-6100) After a layoff of the entire global sales team at Verio in August 2014, I ultimately decided to follow a path of sourcing firms that appealed to me, being an “Outsourced VP of Sales” for several more »

5 Tips to Find a Green Job

If you love the idea of making the world a cleaner, greener place, keep on reading. If you want to get paid to make the world cleaner and greener, definitely keep reading!

We have limited resources. We’re depending on the future generation to nurture a cleaner, more peaceful and productive world. But the choices we make now are critical to what will be available to us in the future. We need to take advantage of all renewable technologies: solar, wind, wave, tidal, biofuel – that will decrease our reliance on fossil fuels. As our carbon footprint gets larger, governments, businesses, and people are increasingly focused on green practices. Thus, the demand for green jobs continues to grow.

Insights About Green Jobs from Bioenergy 2016

By JANINE FINNELL, Founder and Clean Energy Ambassador, Leaders in Energy This article was originally posted on Advanced Biofuels USA and is being reposted with permission.  I attended the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) “Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation” conference more »

Jobs for the Sustainable Energy Transition

By JANINE FINNELL This third Leaders in Energy Without Borders session was conducted on May 5, 2016 to examine the role and progress of green jobs in the United States and globally in transitioning to an energy future tailored to more »

Reference Materials on Bioeconomy

By BILL BRANDON Bill Brandon, moderator of our June 22 event on The Evolving Bioeconomy and Renewable Fuels, asked us to email out the following additional materials to help spur the discussion at the event. We thought it might be helpful more »

Can Green Business Talent Avoid the Gig Economy?

Can Green Business Talent Avoid the Gig Economy?

By Dan Smolen Greetings from Metro D.C. where we’ve transitioned to…early August. But that is okay; our perennial flowers—including Milkweed—are blooming nicely. And, we have lots of happy honey bees and a few butterflies stopping by for lunch. Nice. We more »

The Evolving Bioeconomy and Renewable Fuels Professional Networking Event, Monday, June 22, 2015

Join us for our upcoming event with bioenergy and clean energy professionals at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (DC Convention Center) on The Evolving Bioeconomy and Renewable Fuels on Monday, June 22, from 6-8 p.m.

Topics will include the renewable fuels standard, how bioenergy resources can be produced in sustainable ways, utilizing algae as a way to produce products and capture carbon, and employment and career opportunities in the bioenergy sector. This event will take place on the evening before the U.S. Department of Energy, Bioenergy 2015 Conference on Tuesday, June 23 through Wednesday, June 24, at the DC Convention Center. This will be a great opportunity to meet other bioenergy and clean energy professionals from around the U.S. and the world who will be attending the conference.