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green jobs implications for state policy

Green Jobs: Implications for State Policy

Academy on State Economic Development Policy

Atlanta, GA

September 5, 2008

defining green jobs
Defining Green Jobs

“Green-collar jobs are living-wage, career track jobs that contribute directly to preserving or enhancing environmental quality.”

--Green-Collar Jobs in America’s Cities

“Green Jobs are jobs in the primary industries of the green economy that promote environmental protection and energy independence.”

  • --WA CTED
what are green collar jobs
What are Green-Collar Jobs?
  • Look a lot like jobs in traditional industries
  • Largely middle-skill – more than H.S., less than B.A. required
  • The job creation potential is enormous
  • Most clean energy jobs offer living wages and career pathways
  • Many are difficult to offshore
wa climate action and green jobs bill
WA Climate Action and Green Jobs Bill
  • Links a green-collar jobs initiative and greenhouse gas reduction strategies in a single piece of legislation.
  • Includes (1) labor market analysis of the kind and quality of green jobs in demand; (2) partnerships of key stakeholders to develop strategic plans for closing skills gaps for green jobs in specific industries; (3) and a fund to pay for training and other supports for green-collar workers
ma green jobs bill
MA Green Jobs Bill
  • Creates the MA Clean Energy Technology Center to control a $43M investment fund
  • The Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs is authorized to spend:
    • $1M for seed grant program for clean energy companies
    • $1M for workforce development grant program
    • $100,000 for study of clean energy labor market, energy efficiency opportunities for state property, etc.
    • $1M for pathways out of poverty initiative
mn green jobs legislation
MN Green Jobs Legislation
  • Adds development of green economy to criteria for economic development assistance to businesses.
  • Creates a Green Jobs Task Force that includes multiple agencies and stakeholders
  • Tasked with creating a statewide action plan to optimize the growth of the green economy, which will include an analysis of business opportunities and needs; labor force needs related to market analysis; an inventory of current labor and business assets
state financing for energy efficiency retrofits at a broad scale
State Financing for Energy Efficiency Retrofits at a Broad Scale
  • Models exist to cover upfront costs of retrofits, capture energy savings, and reduce energy costs.
  • Potential to be an enormous job creator