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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.


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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
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Article: Solar Power Taking Hold in Nigeria, One Mobile Phone at a Time

This 2017 article describes how using a customer-friendly, pay-as-you-go model, a solar startup is powering Nigerian homes not connected to the grid with one portable kit.  This setup can be adapted to many countries and cultures as an affordable energy solution for low-income or rural areas.

July 9, 2017

Solar Industry Data

Utilize this selection of charts and factoids in your lesson plans or classroom presentations to illustrate the current state of solar in the U.S.  The illustrations include tracked trends and trajectories in the solar industry that demonstrate the diverse and sustained growth across the country.

The Quadrennial Energy Review

The Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) (last updated 2015) enables the Federal Government to translate policy goals into a set of analytically based, integrated actions that include executive actions, legislative proposals, and budget and resource requirements for proposed investments, over a multi-year planning horizon. The report includes the following: – An integrated view of, and recommendations […]

Video: Can a City Run on 100% Renewables?

In this short video (produced 2016), we learn how a city in the United States runs entirely on renewable energy sources. In 2014 Burlington, Vermont, became the first city in the U.S. to run on 100% Renewable Energy. Their secret to success will fuel discussion topics and extracurricular activities in your classroom.

In Demand: Clean Energy, Sustainability and the New American Workforce

This resource provides insights into the status and growth of jobs in the clean energy industry. This downloadable PDF highlights quality jobs in renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative vehicles, energy storage and advanced grid sectors. It documents that even while current federal government policies are not beneficial to clean energy growth, the industry is still […]

March 29, 2019

World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs

This PDF, by the International Labour Organization, will help students to understand key issues linked to the establishment of a greener economy, including macroeconomic, environmental policy, public programs, and worker protection and skills. While moving away from a coal-fueled economy may cause short-term job losses, the report shows that a fair transition to a more […]

The Future of Jobs Report

This report focuses on the momentous change that is underway in today’s workforce as the fourth industrial revolution takes place amidst a growing need for a more sustainable future. This report provides insight into current market trends and their potentials in the years to come, plus describes the sorts of changes that need to take […]

The 2020 U.S. Energy and Employment Report

We are in the middle of a historic transition of the energy sector, and this report tracks changes in energy and energy-related employment during a time of continued change in the energy markets. This report is designed to help policy makers at all levels to understand the impact of the evolving energy markets and to […]

Webinar & Study: Global Energy Systems based on 100% Renewable Energy

This study shows a transition to 100% clean, renewable energies is highly realistic – even today, with the technologies currently available. Christian Breyer, Professor of Solar Economy at LUT University, Finland, and Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group, present their latest joint publication, the study on Global Energy Systems based on 100% Renewable […]

August 21, 2019

Article: Renewable Energy Could Power the World by 2050

Written by the “Climate News Network,” this article provides a synopsis of 47 peer-reviewed research papers by 91 different authors that agree that renewable energy can meet the world’s energy needs by the middle of this century.  Not only is it possible to power the world through wind, solar, and water, but this article also […]

March 15, 2020

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