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Renewable Energy and Green Jobs News, May 2009

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address above.May 2009Rescued by green jobs?VP praises states’ renewable efforts; says green jobs will save middle classVice President Joe Biden yesterday in Denver praised the state for its

renewable energy efforts and said green jobs will save the middle class.....Concentrated solar power could generate 'quarter of world's energy'Industry groups call for solar thermal technology to expand in 'sun belt'

around world as Spain leads the fieldSolar power stations that concentrate sunlight could generate up to

one-quarter of the world's electricity needs by 2050, according to a study

by environmental and solar industry groups. The technology, best suited to

the desert regions of the world, could also create hundreds of thousands of

new jobs and save millions of tonnes of CO2 from entering the

atmosphere.....Renewables: America's next heavy industryHow three manufacturers in three Midwest states are picking up where the

auto sector is laying off. About 200 miles south of Detroit, America's

industrial heartland gives way to the Ohio countryside.....Decoding the ‘buzz’ around green jobsGreen jobs have been increasingly described as a silver bullet: a way to

raise employment, cure economic recession; and, save the environment. In a

recent study through their “Green Jobs Initiative,” the United Nations

Environment Program stated, “Green jobs…are a new and powerful force for

achieving a more resource efficient and equitable global economy that

mirrors all our aspirations for true sustainable development.” Barack Obama

has stated, “Green jobs are the jobs of the future.” But what are they, and

do they really hold this immense potential for positive change?Unemployed seek training for green-collar jobsSAN JOSE, Calif. - As the economy sheds jobs, community colleges across the

country are reporting a surge of unemployed workers enrolling in courses

that offer training for "green-collar" jobs.Students are learning how to install solar panels, repair wind turbines,

produce biofuels and do other work related to renewable energy.....Low-carbon energy policy creates millions of new jobsCOPENHAGEN - Low-carbon energy sources such as wind and sea wave power

would create millions of sustainable new jobs in the United States alone,

according to a report released by the Copenhagen Climate Council on

Monday.....Bill could bring many green jobs to OhioPresident Barack Obama has called for legislation to turn the nation in a

new direction to protect our environment, to transition to a clean energy

economy and to stop global warming. His economic plan will put millions of

Americans to work building wind farms, installing solar panels and

developing energy-efficient homes.....Renewable energy's 26,000 new jobsRENEWABLE energy projects under construction or planned in response to the

proposed emissions trading scheme will create 26,000 jobs, according to new

research published as the federal Coalition seeks to defer the scheme on

the basis that it could be a "jobs killer".....Rebuilding our economy - one bolt at a timeBob Drake used to work for an auto industry parts supplier.When he joined that company, it had 120 employees. By the time he was laid

off in 2008, "they were down to about 20." Jobless at 56, Bob was fearful

about his prospects for finding work, and deeply concerned about supporting

his family.....The green bankFinancing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy Requires Targeted