Don’t be fooled by an old fool…

Solar power is big business!

In an article from PV TECH, I read that “The route to decarbonisation in the energy sector will create benefits of US$10 trillion every year by 2050, while requiring only US$1.8 trillion to implement, according to a new joint report from the International Energy Agency (IAE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).




In their first ever collaboration, IEA and IRENA found that a total of 6 million jobs would be created, even when accounting for jobs lost in other industries.



Further jobs will also be created in the energy efficiency sector. The report stressed that efforts on the transition need to be stepped up urgently to stay in line with the targets of the Paris Agreement.



IRENA director-general Adnan Z. Amin, said: “Critically, the economic case for the energy transition has never been stronger. Today around the world, new renewable power plants are being built that will generate electricity for less cost than fossil-fuel power plants. And through 2050, the decarbonisation can fuel sustainable economic growth and create more new jobs in renewables.”


31 Days of Notable Women-Katie Fehrenbacher, women in green economic development

Audubon solar systemKatie Fehrenbacher,  Senior Writer,  Greentech Editor,  GigaOm

Fehrenbacher has been a reporter covering technology for close to a decade, and has covered green technology for the past five years.  She is a Senior Writer and Features Editor for GigaOM. Previously she was a reporter for Red Herring, an editor at Engadget and a reporter for the Yomiuri Shimbun.


The top 15 US cities for green jobs

I urge Californians to vote NO ON Prop 23 if you want us to keep growing the green, renewable energy job market here!

California has 4 out of 15 of the US Top Spots to get a job in the renewable energy job market:

1.San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose – California
2.Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside – California
3.Boston, Cambridge, Quincy – Massachusetts, plus New Hampshire
4.New York City (and Long Island), Northern New Jersey
5.Denver, Aurora, Broomfield – Colorado
6.Washington, Arlington, Baltimore – The District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland
7.San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos – California
8.Houston, Sugar Land, Baytown – Texas
9.Chicago, Joliet, Naperville – Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin
10.Austin, Round Rock, San Marcos – Texas
11.Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue – Washington
12.Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Marietta – Georgia
13.Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington – Texas
14.Portland, Vancouver, Hillsboro – Oregon, Washington
15.Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville – California

To read the whole article, go to Source cited:

Energetically, Diane Tegarden

Env Events- Chicago Green Festival May 22-23

Chicago Green Festival May 22-23

Celebrating what’s working in our communities, the Chicago Green Festival®, a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America, showcases more than 350 diverse local and national green businesses. More than 150 renowned speakers appear for insightful panel discussions and presentations.

You’ll also enjoy great how-to workshops, a Fair Trade pavilion, a Green Home pavilion, an Organic Food and Gardening pavilion, a Community Action and Green Careers pavilion, a Sweet Spot Café, a Green Kid’s activities and delicious organic beer, wine and cuisine.

Find out how Midwest neighbors, community nonprofits and city departments are working together to make their cities healthier places to live.

Here’s the link to the website for more specifics on speakers and vendors:

Solar Power International 09 featuring Job Fair Oct 27-29th

Solar Power International 09 featuring Job Fair Oct 27-29th ….post your resume today!

Here is an online job fair that accepts resumes:

Job Seekers, are you searching for employment in the fast moving, exciting solar energy industry? Start pro-actively searching jobs today — it’s FREE!

•Create your customized candidate profile
•Apply for jobs quickly and easily
•Upload your resume to apply or be found by employers
•Don’t have a resume? Use our easy step-by-step process to build one

Click here to register today:


The Expo will feature:

•North America’s largest business to business solar industry event
•900+ exhibitors and an exhibit hall that includes all solar technologies: PV, CSP, solar hot water, solar heating and cooling and solar pool heating

•25,000 + Attendees: sellers, buyers and stakeholders including manufacturers, integrators, installers, utilities, investors, builders, architects, large energy users and policymakers

•200+ Speakers, 65+ education sessions, two CEO panels and two keynotes

•Education tracks on finance, policy, markets, technology, crosscutting and implementation/execution



On Wednesday, October 28 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM the Solar Expo will be open to the public for FREE! It’s called “Public Night” because the Exhibit Hall and Public-Night Workshops will be absolutely free.


May You Never Thirst!