The SEED Center

Resource Center

Instructions

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.

Overview

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


Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!


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Article: After Hard Year, Promise of Unparalleled Jobs Growth

Despite overall decline, clean energy remains the biggest job creator across America’s energy sector, employing nearly three times as many workers as work in fossil fuel extraction and generation. More Americans still work in clean energy than work as middle and elementary school teachers, bankers, farmers or real estate agents. Median hourly wages for clean energy jobs also are about 25 percent higher than the national median wage, and also pay better than most fossil fuel extraction jobs.

Read the full report on clean jobs in America.


CREATE (Center For Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education)

CREATE is a valuable source for students and educators as it’s purpose is to advance the field of renewable energy by promoting field-specific educational programs. The organization provides professional development and mentoring for faculty, establishes partnerships between businesses and academic programs, promotes technician careers, and distributes exemplary instructional materials.


Report – Public Support for International Climate Action

This 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.


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 that support the transition of country-wide energy infrastructure transitions to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. It it designed to inform policy-makers, business leaders and civil society across multiple sectors.


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 the amount of renewable energy produced in the U.S., the domestic economy will receive a boost. Students and those interested in pursuing a career in renewable energies can get insight into the potential future of the renewable energy industry through these findings.


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.


Article: More Major Companies Commit To 100% Renewables

 Thus far, over 80 major companies worldwide have joined RE100, committing to 100% renewable energy usage, and the number of participants is expected to keep growing. This commitment presents a clear business case for investing in cleaner energy pathways to accelerate the transition to a net-zero emissions economy. Investors and policymakers must respond to rising corporate demand and ensure that supportive policies are in place.


Climate Connections: A Climate Change Radio Series

 Climate Connections, a daily public radio series, delivers stories about how climate change is impacting our lives and what diverse people and organizations are doing about it (produced by Yale Climate Connections). In addition to audio, also find news articles and video, browseable by a variety of topics linked to planetary warming: agriculture, national security, energy, policy, economics and more.


EnviroAtlas

 The EnviroAtlas provides users access to information that will encourage understanding of the benefits people receive from nature. Interactive tools and resources show how these “ecosystem goods and services” are critically important to human health and will encourage sustainable decision-making practices.


Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED) Program

 This program aims to build a training and education framework to increase the expertise and preparedness of current and future electric utility sector professionals, specifically solar electricity and other distributed technologies. The GEARED program will create a national network that supports energy systems training and curriculum development based on: research, development, data generation, collection, analysis and simulation.


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