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GREEN JOBS: SURVEY OF THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

GREEN JOBS: SURVEY OF THE ENERGY INDUSTRYThe Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a nonprofit professional society

of over 9,500 members, issued a survey to its members to determine the need

for Green Jobs, Energy Industry Potential and Salary Data. The results

represented are based on 978 responses and are outlined in this report. AEE

was founded in 1977 and its mission is “to promote the scientific and

educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster

action for sustainable development.”Profile of RespondentsEighty-seven percent (87%) have graduated from a four-year accredited

college.Thirty-nine percent (39%) have a post-graduate degree from an

accredited college.Thirty-seven percent (37%) are registered Professional

Engineers (P.E.s) or Architects.Seventy-nine percent (79%) are Certified in

one or more of the following categories:Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)Energy Manager in Training (EMIT®)Certified

Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP®)Certified Green Building

Engineer (GBE®)Business Energy Professional (BEP®)Certified Lighting

Efficiency Professional (CLEP®)Certified Power Quality Professional

(CPQ®)Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP®)Distributed

Generation Certified Professional (DGCP®)Certified Measurement and

Verification Professional (CMVP)Certified Demand???Side Measurement

Professional (CDSM®)Certified Cogeneration Professional (CCP®)Certified

Energy Procurement Professional (CEP®)Certified Indoor Air Quality

Professional in Training (CIAQT®)Certified Testing, Adjusting Balancing

Professional (CTAB®)Certified Geo???Exchange Designer (CGD®)Certified

Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM®)Green JobsThere is a growing demand for energy efficiency, green collar and renewable

energyprofessionals in light of the following trends:Survey ResultsForty-one percent (41%) of the energy professionals who were surveyed plan

to retire in the next ten years.Seventy-two percent (72%) of energy

professionals indicate a heightened shortage of qualified professionals in

the energy efficiency and renewable energy fields in the next five

years.Seventy percent (70%) of energy professionals indicate a need for

national and state training for "Green Jobs" to address job shortages that

are impairing growth in green industries, such as energy efficient

buildings and construction, renewables, electric power, smart grid, energy

efficient vehicles and biofuels development.The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) will fund:Energy Efficiency$3.1 billion for State Energy Programs which will encourage states to

improve building energy improvement and retrofits.$5 billion for

weatherization of low income housing.$4.5 billion for Green Federal

Buildings.$3.6 billion for the Department of Defense for energy efficient

projects and facilities upgrade.$3.2 billion for Energy Efficiency and

Conservation Block Grants to help state and local governments implement

energy efficiency.$500 million dollars for job training, and programs to

prepare individuals for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy.According to the Alliance to Save Energy, the energy efficiency measures

will create 100,000 or more new energy jobs in the next two years.Solar EnergyThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contains provisions for:Renewable Energy Grant Program: Offers Department of Energy grants equal to

thirtypercent (30%) of the cost of solar projects started in the next two

years, including largescale utility projects. This is a critical

alternative to solar tax credits that are not functioning as Congress

intended in the current economic climate.Loan Guarantee Program: Creates a

new, streamlined loan guarantee program to support financing of renewable

energy systems, including solar energy technology.Manufacturing Investment

Credit: Creates a thirty percent (30%) investment tax creditfor facilities

engaged in the manufacture of renewable energy property