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
Be sure to check out our Toolkits for additional useful resources!
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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 […]
June 16, 2021
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 […]
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)
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
Video: Growing Jobs and Creating Opportunities in New Mexico
Wind technicians, along with solar installers, are some of the fast growing careers available today. In this short video, learn how Mesalands Community College is preparing students for rewarding careers while improving quality of life in rural communities.
July 26, 2021
Advance CTE’s Sector Fact Sheet for Career Counselors
This regularly updated factsheet provides information on the fastest growing occupations in the clean energy sector. A great resource for career counselor and mentors to share with students.
World Resource Data Maps (by Resource Watch)
Resource Watch features hundreds of data sets all in one place that inform about the state of the planet’s resources and citizens. Users can visualize challenges facing people and the planet, from climate change to poverty, water risk to state instability, air pollution to human migration. This makes a great resource for both in-class discussion […]
U.S. Energy Atlas
The U.S. Energy Atlas is a comprehensive reference for data and interactive maps of energy infrastructure and resources in the United States. Instructors can utilize the many maps included when creating classroom materials. A tab for “Energy Infrastructure and Resources Maps” includes maps for energy, natural gas, wind, hydroelectric, petroleum, and much more. Another tab […]
Map Your Clean Energy Career
Discover new opportunities in bioenergy, green buildings, hydrogen and fuel cells, solar and wind through career maps. These maps will highlight the training needed and routes to take to advance in these fields. Check out each of the maps on the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s website.
September 14, 2021
Federal Funding Opportunities for Local Decarbonization (FFOLD)
Many federal funding opportunities exist for advancing local decarbonization efforts. Navigating those opportunities and making strategic decisions on how to best utilize the funds available can be challenging. This tool helps local governments prioritize and leverage existing federal funding to advance system-wide energy transition goals—from block grants and technical assistance to competitive grants, loans, and […]
November 2, 2021
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