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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
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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VIDEO: IPCC Fifth Assessment Report – Synthesis Report

This short but powerful video (last updated 2015) outlines an extremely comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of climate change: the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment and Synthesis Report. The video gives an overview of this document, written and explained in such terms that policymakers can better understand and accept the science provided within the report to effectively deal with […]

March 12, 2015

Solar Energy Intl Trainings

 Solar Energy International offers a variety of courses, certification programs, and licenses for those seeking employment in the solar industry.

Solar + Storage 101: An Introductory Guide to Resilient Solar Power Systems

This guide (published 2015) provides a basic technical background and understanding of solar+storage systems. It is meant as a starting point for project developers, building owners, facility managers, and state and municipal planners to become familiar with solar+storage technologies, how they work, and what’s involved in getting a new project off the ground.

March 30, 2015

What Cities Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power Planning

This 2015 paper describes a plan of action for cities to become more “power resilient” using new technologies like solar and battery storage, which can be more reliable than diesel generators. Resilient power planning helps protect vulnerable populations from harm when severe weather causes power outages.

GRID Alternatives

 The GRID Alternatives’ mission is to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to under-served communities.It offers volunteer activities and events in the regions where it is active and sponsors a Women in Solar initiative. In addition, it provides news from the industry as well as an informative newsletter.

May 18, 2015

Report – Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment (GTR)

The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report (GTR) is produced by the Renewable Energy Policy Network and provides an overview of the renewable energy market, industry, investment, and policy developments worldwide (report published 2020).

Green and Sustainability Jobs and Career Resources

 This article, on the state of green careers, provides information and resources for educators and students on current sustainable career trends and projections. Links to websites featuring sustainability related job offerings, disciplinary based sustainability associations, higher education consortia, and career pathways for students are included.

DAYAWAY Renewable Energy Career Listings

 This resource provides college students with searchable listings of available clean energy jobs to help them prepare for and find renewable energy careers. Also, check out their suggested Reading List for more information on the green energy sector.

May 19, 2015

Shared Solar: Current Landscape, Market Potential, and the Impact of Federal Securities Regulation

This 2015 analysis from the NREL finds that shared solar programs could be the answer for those households and businesses that cannot host on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems. The report discusses the current business and legal environment for shared solar, addresses regulatory and market issues beyond legislation, and looks at market deployment potential.

June 9, 2015

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.

July 7, 2015

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