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The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

Search by sector or by topic, or across all sectors and/or all topics. Or search by keyword at the top right of this page.


How are the Resources Organized?

What are the Criteria?

Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:

  • Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
  • Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review

This publication presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year.  Jobs in the sector (including large hydropower) increased 5.3% in 2017, for a total of 10.3 million people employed worldwide, according to this fifth edition in the series.

Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics

 This report provides the first ever quantification of the macroeconomic impact of doubling renewable energy in the global economy by 2030. The study details the socio-economic benefits of renewable energy, to show that the impact of a transition to 36% renewables would benefit economic growth, welfare and employment.

Renewable Energy Standards

 This searchable database of renewable energy industry standards and publications includes guidelines for products, training, installation, performance and more. Standards for all divisions of renewable energy are included: bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean energy, solar and wind.

Renewables Global Status Report

REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) provides a comprehensive and current overview of the renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide to enable policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions. In addition to the report, gain access to infographics, presentations and previous reports and information.

Report: 8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy

 The City Power Play Report provides 8 practical energy policies to boost the economy, even in times of economic stress. These policies, complete with case studies for each, will help cities create jobs, reduce energy consumption and save money using the power they have locally.  Download the Full Report an access Presentation Materials.

Report: Advantage Local – Why Local Energy Ownership Matters

This report discusses the benefits of retaining energy ownership within communities, including the advantages of adding localized jobs and higher economic returns. In addition, the report considers current barriers to localizing energy in the US and furnishes policy solutions to these difficulties.

Report: Global Green Growth

 This two-volume report depicts the potential employment generation of activities aiming to reduce carbon-emissions, such as renewable energy investment and energy efficiency technologies. It also shows the social impacts and economic advantages of shifting from carbon-based energy generation to a sustainable system.

Report: The Important Role of Bioenergy in European Cities

 This new study addresses the challenges cities are facing in the global energy policy scenario and explains the contributions bioenergy can make to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Seven European cities are discussed to demonstrate how bioenergy can be integrated into the urban energy system; the lessons learned can easily be replicated in cities across the globe.

Resources for Educators on Global Climate Change

This collection of resources for educators and students focuses on global climate change, including information from NASA, NOAA, the US Department of Energy, and more.

Scaling up Green Bond Markets for Sustainable Development

 This guide offers educators a specialized toolbox about the green bonds being used to finance the implementation of renewable energies.  It includes a toolbox of action plans and examples and a section specific to emerging economies, but also includes basic information on the growing green bond market.

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