Diversity challenges within the solar industry

As the renewable energy market continues to grow, solar jobs are rising rapidly, with a number of new opportunities emerging from installation through management. Kerene Taylor of nonprofit organization WE ACT for Environmental Justice, explains that there are multiple opportunities available in the solar market, but, unfortunately, diversity within the industry isn’t reflective of our…
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women in energy

How to retain top women talent at the highest level

Despite rising efforts and increased recognition of the benefits of diversity in the workplace, the number of women working in energy, particularly at the senior level, continues to remain considerably low. A recent report by S&P Global highlights that if women entered and remained in the workforce at a similar rate as witnessed in Norway,…
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Government of California intend to manage who can install energy storage

The recent vote within the Contractor State Licence Board has sparked a new process to control the type of energy storage systems that solar installers without a certified electrician license can put online.  The Legislative Committee of Contractor State License Board (CSLB) in California agreed on starting the process to limit the installation of energy…
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Clean energy jobs surging but further efforts needed to tackle diversity

Government leaders looking to put people to work should set their sights on policies that boost clean energy―especially energy efficiency. That’s the lesson of a new, comprehensive report that found industries whose products cut energy waste are leading the entire energy economy in job creation. The report found that nearly 3.3 million Americans were working…
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