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In the Infrastructure Bill, a Recognition: Climate Change Is a Crisis

By Christopher Flavelle Photo: Mic Smith , Associated Press
The bipartisan infrastructure deal struck this week provides new money for climate resilience unmatched in United States history: Tens of billions of dollars to protect against floods, reduce damage from wildfires, develop new sources of drinking water…
08/05/21
                                                               

‘Building back better,’ if done right, will boost Ohio jobs, address climate change: Dan Troy

Photo: Joel Bissell
Following through on one of President Biden’s key campaign promises to beef up American infrastructure, the U.S. Senate voted last week to move forward with a bipartisan infrastructure bill. While there is still plenty of…
08/04/21
                                                               

Biden clean energy plan key to restoring industry job losses, says U.S. official

By Nichola Groom Photo: Brian Snyder , Reuters
 The U.S. energy sector lost 10% of its workforce last year due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report unveiled on Monday by U.S. government officials, who said President Joe Biden's…
07/20/21
                                                               

‘Building back better,’ if done right, will boost Ohio jobs, address climate change: Dan Troy

By Andrea Germanos Photo: Kevin Dietsch , Getty Images
Amid a sustained push for the inclusion of a Civilian Climate Corps in federal infrastructure legislation, the Sunrise Movement on Monday rolled out a new tool showcasing the potential for over 15 million jobs that simultaneously tackle economic inequality and…
07/19/21
                                                               

Annual Energy Department report finds slight recovery in energy industry jobs

By Zack Budryk Photo: Greg Nash
The U.S. Department of Energy found an overall drop in jobs within the energy industry in 2020 but a slight increase in some renewable energy jobs, which it said is attributed to investments in those sectors.
07/19/21
                                                               

Sunrise Launches Green New Deal Jobs Website to Celebrate Future of Climate-Friendly Work

By Andrea Germanos
Amid a sustained push for the inclusion of a Civilian Climate Corps in federal infrastructure legislation, the Sunrise Movement on Monday rolled out a new tool showcasing the potential for over 15 million jobs that…
07/19/21
                                                               

Biden’s Big Bet: Tackling Climate Change Will Create Jobs, Not Kill Them

By Coral Davenport and others Photo: Karsten Moran for The New York Times
In 2017, as Donald J. Trump was announcing the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the largest global effort to attack planetary warming, he declared, “I was elected to represent the citizens of…
07/16/21
                                                               

The number of green jobs is growing. Will they pay well?

By YCC Team
Action to reduce global warming could create a lot of new jobs – from wind and solar farm construction to green building and electric-vehicle manufacturing. Jason Walsh is executive director of the Bluegreen Alliance, a…
06/30/21
                                                               

This is how Los Angeles is creating green jobs of the future

By Avi Asher-Schapiro
Los Angeles is looking to renewable energy sources like solar power to improve its economic outlook - whilst helping to save the planet. The city has pledged to sharply curb its greenhouse gas emissions, aiming…
06/25/21
                                                               

Newsletter: What the clean energy future looks like from a 262-foot wind turbine

By Sammy Roth Photo: Brian van der Brug
Hundreds of feet above the ground, suspended by ropes and battered by powerful winds, Matthew Kelly is living his best life. Kelly is a wind turbine technician, and my colleague Brian van der Brug recently…
06/24/21