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

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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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Report – Public Support for International Climate Action

This 2021 report represents how registered voters in the United States view a variety of policies related to international climate action. It is designed to provide context for President Biden’s Leader’s Summit on Climate in April of 2021. The report is useful for understanding current beliefs and concerns of American voters.

June 16, 2021

Report – America’s Zero Carbon Action Plan

The Zero Carbon Action Plan (ZCAP) was launched in early 2020 as an action plan for the U.S. to reach the goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. it is based on research that explores decarbonizing six key sectors: power, transport, industry, buildings, food and land use, and materials. The report further makes policy recommendations […]

Midwest Solar Job Resource Center

This Midwest resource hub for is useful for career advising, and users can explore a marketplace of job options in the solar energy industry. It includes training opportunities, a job board, and resources for career exploration. Those interested in pursuing a career in the solar industry can utilize the resources here to further learn about […]

Report – Green Energy Transition Can Create Thousands of Good-Paying Jobs

Research from Princeton University shows that the transition to green energy, necessary to stop the negative effects of climate change, can create thousands of well-paid jobs for Americans. The study indicates that policies that invest in workers and communities and promote equality will not slow the transition to a carbon zero future. Additionally, by increasing […]

Diversity Best Practices Guide for the Solar Industry

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The Solar Foundation (TSF) created this 2019 guide to inform about the best practices regarding diversity in the solar workplace. It provides data on diversity and inclusion in the solar workforce and identifies areas where the industry can improve. This guide is a companion to SEIA and The […]

Energy Storage Association

The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the national trade association dedicated to energy storage. Students and educators can find information here about a broad spectrum of energy storage technologies: mechanical, thermal, electrochemical, pumped hydropower, etc., and how they are being used to design a more sustainable energy grid. (Some pages may be members-only)

The Value of Credentialing for Workforce Training Programs

This article, by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), provides jobseekers, workers and businesses various options to strengthen their qualifications and stand out above the competition. A variety of options are available for a more personalized program of training: training program accreditation, instructor certification, and micro-credentials. IREC accreditation provides quality assurance for job training programs […]

June 18, 2021

Article: SolSmart Reaches New Milestone with 400 Designees

SolSmart offers communities free technical assistance to help them accelerate and afford solar projects in their area. This article showcases a range of creative partnerships that have expanded the use of solar energy across the nation. Students and instructors benefit from these creative problem-solving ideas through knowledge and success stories of people across the US […]

Article – DOE Launches Initiatives to Accelerate Solar Deployment in Underserved Communities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing funding to support solar energy deployment in communities throughout the U.S., while also leveraging the benefits of community solar projects and building a diverse, skilled workforce. The program will benefit families and businesses in underserved communities by providing a cheaper source of power and access to skilled […]

5 Graphics that Explain Clean Energy Jobs in Rural America

Instructors can utilize these graphics in the classroom for visual illustrations of the clean energy career field. The graphics focus on rural areas where clean energy jobs are prevalent, show trends in growth over time, and also depict the extent of job losses during the recent economic downturn. The clean energy jobs represented in these […]

June 19, 2021

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