The "green economy" is an increasing focus of scholars and practitioners. The following may provide some helpful resources for understanding green jobs.
Laurie's New Green Economy Research:
Review, Journal of American Planning Association: Book Review
Employment Development Green Jobs Survey State of California: http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/contentpub/GrSurveyRpt_1115.pdf
The role of procurement in fostering green jobs: International Journal of Public Sector Management. Accessible online at: Procurement for Sustainable Local Economic Development
Or, download PDF: Green Procurement
Green Salon PPT:
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Clean Tech Park in Los Angeles:http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/latinamerica/la-fi-greentech24-2008sep24,0,4466831.story
A Generation of Widening Inequality Alissa Anderson Garcia, David Carroll and Jean Ross, California Budget Project (2007). http://www.cbp.org/pdfs/2007/0708_swc.pdf.
California Green Innovation Index http://www.coecon.com/Reports/GREEN/CAGreenIndex.pdf
Clean Technology Workforce Challenges and Opportunities. BW Research Partnership. (2008). http://www.lattc.edu/dept/lattc/acaaffairs/files/Clean_Technology_Report.pdf
Energy Efficiency, Innovation, and Job Creation in California, David Roland-Holst
Department Of Agricultural And Resource Economics; Center For Energy, Resources, And Economic Sustainability (CERES), University of California at Berkeley. (October 2008)
Global Green Jobs, Jason Walsh and Sarah White . In Foreign Policy In Focus. (May 16, 2008) http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/5233
Green Jobs: Towards Sustainable Work In A Low‐Carbon World
Report Prepared by the Worldwatch Institute ; With Technical Assistance by the Cornell University Global Labor Institute (December 2007)
Greener Pathways; Jobs and Workforce Development in the Clean Energy Economy.
Sarah White and Jason Walsh. Center on Wisconsin Strategy, The Workforce Alliance, The Apollo Alliance. (2008)
Green-Collar Jobs in America’s Cities: Building Pathways out of Poverty and Careers in the Clean Energy Economy. Apollo Alliance, Green For All, Center for American Progress & Center on Wisconsin Strategy. (2008)
Green Collar Jobs: An Analysis of the Capacity of Green Businesses to Provide High Quality Jobs for Men and Women with Barriers to Employment. (2007) Raquel Pinderhughes; City of Berkeley Office of Energy and Sustainable Development. http://www.ellabakercenter.org/downloads/rtf/v12ExecSummary_Oct07.pdf
Green Jobs Guidebook; Employment Opportunities In The New Clean Economy
Environmental Defense Fund( 2008)
Job Implications in Los Angeles’ Green Building Sector, Sigalle Rosner, UCLA (2006).
Job Opportunities for the Green Economy: A state-by-state picture of occupations that gain from green investments. Robert Pollin & Jeannette Wicks-Lim
Political Economy Research Institute University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jobs in L.A.’s Green Technology Sector, Patrick Burns and Daniel Flaming, Economic Roundtable (2006).
Los Angeles Utility Sector: Workforce Needs and Challenges
Marcy Drummond. REDI, Los Angles Trade Technical College (2008)
Reclaim the Future: A Teacher Guide of Learning Activities. (2006) Guide produced by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights for the Reclaim the Future initiative. http://www.ellabakercenter.org/downloads/rtf/RTFTeacherGuide.pdf
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How much at what cost?
US Greenhouse Gas Abatement Mapping Initiative.
McKinsey & Co. (2007)
Renewable Energy and Jobs. Heavner, B. & Del Chiaro, B. Environment California Research & Policy Center. (2003) http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/uploads/OW/aa/OWaa2RaedlfHwQOWbxKd5w/Renewable_Energy_and_Jobs.pdf
Seizing the Opportunity (For Climate, Jobs, and Equity) in Building Energy Efficiency. Joel Rogers. (November 2007).
The State of Green Business Joel Makower (January 2008)
U.S. Metro Economies; Current and Potential Green Jobs in the U.S. Economy
Green Jobs in U.S. Metro Areas (October 2008)
Prepared for: The United States Conference of Mayors http://www.usmayors.org/pressreleases/uploads/GreenJobsReport.pdf
On-line libraries of articles, books and papers:
American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and Management Information Services, Inc. (MISI)
Cleantech Group, LLC
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Energy Information Administration
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Apollo Alliance: http://apolloalliance.org/
Employment Development Department: http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/?pageid=1032
Green Biz.com (general interest green business website)