Green Jobs Report Series – Download PDF
The New Energy Economy is Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.’s vision for an energy policy and infrastructure in Colorado that embraces and fully utilizes renewable energy and energy efficiency while creating jobs for Colorado workers. A recent study commissioned by the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) confirms that a sustained commitment to the New Energy Economy will lead to vast new employment opportunities, potentially creating over 600,000 jobs over the next 20 years. These occupations will vary in their skill and educational requirements, presenting a wide array of opportunities for job seekers.
With so much talk about green jobs, you would expect an abundance of available jobs and training for jobseekers to pursue. However, because the green movement is still young and green jobs lack the well established economic characteristics and relationships found within traditional industry sectors (retail, manufacturing, finance, etc.) training programs, classifications, and actual job descriptions are either not really in place or are perhaps a bit vague and not connected to a job market that is ready to hire.
This Green Jobs Report Series is designed to identify some of those missing pieces for occupations in Wind, Solar, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency. Each report identifies top occupations, descriptions, current and projected employment, education requirements, and more.
Please see The Colorado Green Jobs Guidebook for additional information provided by the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO). This tool includes descriptions of dozens of different jobs in the energy efficiency, clean energy and climate solution sectors.