In a recent poll conducted by the Nature Conservancy it was discovered a growing number of New Yorker’s are in support of NYS REV (Reforming the Energy Vision). A total of 89% of New Yorker’s questioned were in support of the plan, only 8% were against and 3% didn’t know or didn’t answer. That is statistically significant in every text book out there. It is a clear majority of support. With the support of the voters New York State can feel confident in it’s landmark decisions made in the interest of the people and the environment. I encourage everyone to read this poll, it is full of interesting bits of voter opinion stats. Well done, Nature Conservancy!
E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) has created a guide for getting into the filed of renewable energy. Many young people are graduating from with a firm belief that they need to create a sustainable world to live in. Therefore it is logical for graduates to be attracted to the renewable energy field which will help co-create a sustainable world. Read more about opportunities here in E2’s clean jobs guide for grads.
Solar energy has been growing for years now. But 2016 could turn out to be one of the biggest yet! Growth is predicted now at 116% New technologies, new regulations, public opinion, green businesses have led to many new models of solar available. Community solar and micro-grids, unheard of just a few years ago are gaining significant momentum. The Hill does a good job of explaining how this is a nationwide phenomena. Read Here.
Mr. Van Nostrand raises some very good points about a growing concern. It seems to be that when solar was a fairly new technology that installers took their time to really do a good job. However, now that solar is become so competitive and mainstream that we seem to be loosing that personal touch of real quality work. All of us in this field need to be continually mindful of providing quality service to our customers.Read Mr. Van Nostrand’s article here.
One of the most important drivers of the economy is jobs. And today with many jobs going overseas Americans need to create more and better jobs for today’s workers. In this week’s Poughkeepsie Journal I had the opportunity to write a column regarding this very issue. Clean energy is one of the answers to this lagging jobs market, very simply clean energy creates clean energy jobs. Clean Energy jobs are at a all time high growth rate, outpacing many other sectors.