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At the Clean Power Plan rally in Atlanta, GA on August 5, 2015.

Engaging on Energy: The Clean Power Plan – A New Opportunity for Clean Energy in the Southeast

In August, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first-ever rules to curb carbon pollution from existing power plants under the Clean Air Act. In addition to reducing carbon emissions by 32% below 2005 levels by 2030, the rule incentivizes the early adoption of renewable energy like solar and wind, as well as energy efficiency programs that benefit low-income communities. Benefits of the Clean [ MORE » ]

Green Jobs in the Southeast

Recently, it seems that every politician has the exact same top three priorities: Jobs, Jobs and Jobs. Some of those jobs can come in the form of green jobs. Green jobs vary from manufacturing and construction to sales and consulting. According to a study conducted by the RES-Alliance, investing in jobs supported by renewable energy would bring significant job gains to the Southeast. For [ MORE » ]

Green Jobs benefitting low-income communities

As the country moves towards a clean energy economy we must ensure that we invest in the growth of urban and rural communities through providing green jobs that are well paid, career track jobs that move low-income workers into higher-skilled occupations. Cities across the Southeast are taking advantage of opportunities to increase employment, lower energy bills and contribute the overall health and standard of [ MORE » ]

Green Jobs Resource Page

Much of SACE’s work focuses on advocating for systemic change in clean energy policy and practices throughout our region. One of the many benefits of a clean energy economy will be the creation of thousands of new green jobs. If you are interested in pursuing a green job or joining the clean energy industry the links below to related articles, non-degree training programs and [ MORE » ]

Knoxville Green Jobs Panel, Spring 2009