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Renewable Energy and Green Jobs News, June 2009

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address above.June 2009Obama brags on energy measuresPresident Obama held an event this afternoon to trumpet one of his biggest

legislative victories so far -- the narrow House passage late Friday of the

first-ever bill to tackle global warming.....How to reduce a billion tons of CO2, add millions of jobs, ensure energy

independenceA new report by clean technology CEOs, venture capitalists and academics

iIdentifies a plan to reduce a billion tons of CO2 from each of eight

existing industries, add millions more jobs than fossil fuel industries,

and ensure energy Independence.....Going green is the way to our future prosperityThe unprecedented crisis in global financial markets, along with the

collapse of the property market, has created major challenges for

Ireland.....$500M in labor department grants available for green job training programsGrant competitions opened today for $500 million in Recovery Act funds for

training programs that will help retool the U.S. workforce for a clean

energy economy.....Larsen: Energy bill will generate jobsAs the House of Representatives readies for a close vote, Rep. Rick Larsen,

D-Wash., has come off the fence and announced support for sweeping

legislation to lower greenhouse gas emissions and promote new energy

sources.....House passes landmark climate change bill, now heads to SenateThe U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a sweeping climate change

bill today that will significantly change the way Americans use and produce

energy.....Gov. Brewer approves energy plan to create 1,500 jobsPHOENIX -- More than 1,500 jobs are expected to be created in the State’s

Energy Office after Governor Jan Brewer approved Arizona’s State Energy

Plan Wednesday, according to the governor’s office spokesperson Tasya

Peterson.....Cabinet's Solis tells of 'green' job grantsWEST MEMPHIS - U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced in Memphis on

Wednesday $500 million in grants available to prepare workers for "green"

jobs.....Nigeria: Renewable energy'll create millions of jobs - expertsLagos — Greater investment in renewable energy by countries all over the

world would create much-needed jobs in this period of rising unemployment,

experts have said.....Carolinas could see 50,000 clean-energy jobsAn aggressive federal mandate for renewable energy production could create

more than 28,500 clean-energy manufacturing jobs in North Carolina by 2025,

says a new study by a labor and environmental group.....We need clean energy, green jobs nowBy passing ACES out of committee, Congress has cleared a major hurdle

toward building America's clean energy future that will create jobs, cut

our dependence on oil, and reduce the carbon pollution that causes global

warming.....Clean-energy jobs are the futureI was pleasantly surprised to see in the news that the number of

clean-energy jobs in North Dakota is growing at a rate three times faster

than jobs in other sectors. These numbers show that renewable energy and

clean-energy jobs are here to stay. North Dakota can and should do much

more to promote the growth of new clean-energy industries.....Congressman: You, too, could have a green jobHONOLULU -- Jobs that reduce greenhouse gases and limit the effect humans

have on the environment may be done by electricians, civil engineers and

roofers, U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie said Monday.....Energy heavies back geothermal sourcesENERGY giants Origin and AGL have