COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio energy company is making an effort to hire military veterans to install solar panels at a time when veteran unemployment is outpacing that of civilians. Tipping Point chief technical officer Darin Hadinger says his company's Solar by Soldiers program was in part inspired by... more »
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center and the State Energy Sector Partnership Tuesday announced that companies in the energy efficient or renewable energy fields may be eligible for training scholarships.
The scholarships are competitive in nature, but each company may receive up to $15,000 to train current workers.
The... more »
The Obama administration is crediting its anti-recession stimulus plan with creating up to 50,000 jobs on dozens of wind farms, even though many of those wind farms were built before the stimulus money began to flow or even before President Barack Obama was inaugurated.
Out of 70 major wind... more »
Colorado is getting another $500,000 to provide green job training for veterans, according to Sen. Michael Bennet. The money will be distributed through the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment.
"Colorado can lead the country towards a clean energy future, and our veterans can and want to play a... more »
Gov. Bill Ritter has signed a bill expanding the state's energy portfolio to include biomass.
The law signed Wednesday encourages the use of woody biomass, which comes from the byproduct of timber killed by the bark beetle.
Rep. Christine Scanlan, a Democrat from Silverthorne, says the new law... more »
A wind farm in northeastern Colorado with 273 turbines is looking at adding more.
The Cedar Creek wind farm in Weld County generates about 300 megawatts, or enough electricity to serve roughly 90,000 homes.
David Gonzalez of BP Wind Energy says plans call for adding up to 127... more »
President Barack Obama's adviser on "green jobs" will need a new job of his own. The White House says Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements. Jones was the administration's point man on environmentally friendly jobs with the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Controversy arose after... more »