When its new solar panel factory in Portland, Oregon, opened for operation last week, Solopower, based in San Jose, California, qualified for a $197 million government loan guarantee.
The Scottish government recently announced that it would aid in the creation of 22,000 new green jobs in the next four years.
The jobs will span manufacturing, scientific research, and innovation in both the renewable energy and carbon industries.
A new report this month, under the auspices of the Center for American Progress – a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank – and Energy Resource Management Corp. (an energy investment firm), states that energy efficiency is one of the most promising paths to jumpstarting the faltering economy and creating jobs.
A California Employment Development Department survey has identified more than 300,000 green jobs in the state.
The survey defines a green job as one in which at least 50% of the employee’s time is focused on green products or services.
Nissan (NASDAQ:NSANY) will spend £200 million in upgrading its manufacturing plant in Sunderland, England so that it will be able to mass produce batteries for electric vehicles.
Detroit took a serious hit when the auto industry went belly-up earlier this year, but Michigan’s economy has discovered a surprising pick-me-up in the form of General Electric's decision on Friday to invest $100 million in a renewable energy research and production facility in Van Buren Township in western Wayne County.