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Clean Tech Job Trends

Posted by: Mark Marich on October 15, 2009 Source: Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

A new report from Clean Edge highlights clean-tech employment trends in the U.S. and globally. Clean Tech Job Trends 2009 is an analysis of how clean-tech jobs are changing the face of industry, where the hotbeds of growth exist, and whether current clean-tech salaries are living up to their "green-over blue-collar" promise.

Clean Tech Job Trends 2009 identifies five trends that are reshaping the clean tech industry:

1. Energy efficiency: the number of direct jobs created per million dollar investment in building retrofits and smart grid is rising

2. Aging workforce: the utility industry is looking for ways to attract a new generation of employees

3. New on campuses: clean-tech career training

4. Clean-Tech manufacturing moves near end-use markets

5. The next big thing in IT jobs: networking the grid


    The report also includes a list of the top U.S. metro areas for clean-tech job activity, a study of median clean-tech compensation levels, and emerging models for financing clean-tech growth.

    According to Clean Edge, this might only the beginning of the clean-tech jobs creation era, with clean tech offering the greatest opportunity for wealth and job creation (and global economic competitiveness) since the advent of the computer and the Internet.
     
    Clean Edge, Inc. is a research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company, via its publications, events, and online services, seeks to help companies, investors, and governments understand and profit from clean technologies. Sponsors of Clean Tech Job Trends 2009 include Deloitte & Touche LLP, Formos, Hobbs & Towne, and Antenna Group. Report partners include the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Green America.

    Category:  Energy  Environment 

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