Environmental Defense Fund: The Green Jobs You’ve Been Hearing About

This post is by Jackie Roberts, EDF’s director for sustainable technologies.


The thought of revitalizing the economy with green jobs is inspiring, but how will it actually work? What will those jobs look like? Duke University just released a study that starts to answer that question. It looks at five industries, including LED lighting and concentrating solar power. For each, researchers asked what the value chain is and how jobs could be created.

And right on the heels of that study is this story from CBS News: Former Maytag employees in Iowa are finding new manufacturing jobs making parts for windmills. It’s a great example of the connection between climate solutions and U.S. jobs.

Learn more about the Duke study and see a video of Jackie Roberts (shown ) talking about green jobs

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  1. Sandy Chan

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