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The clean economy is hiring: NW Environmental Training Center seeks instructors

The clean economy is hiring: NW Environmental Training Center seeks instructors

The clean economy is hiring. With businesses' increasing demand for employees skilled in clean technologies and whole-systems thinking, educational institutions are scrambling to offer the professional development degrees in environmental science, technology, regulations, and green building that students are demanding. The NW Environmental Training Center, for one, is looking for dozens of instructors.

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Public support for climate change policy adds pressure for leaders

Public support for climate change policy adds pressure for leaders

The American public understands we have a great opportunity to create high-paying American jobs while growing the clean energy economy.

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More good news on the electric vehicle front - solar charging stations

Oregon-based Shorepower Technologies and Grape Solar have recently partnered to provide turnkey solar-powered charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

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Smart, clean vehicles meet the smart grid

Smart, clean vehicles meet the smart grid

New clean car standards, car companies stepping up to produce all electric vehicles and partnerships to help us charge those vehicles efficiently -- this is what innovation looks like.

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Northwest will benefit from Nissan's roll-out of a suprisingly affordable all-electric vehicle

Northwest will benefit from Nissan's roll-out of a suprisingly affordable all-electric vehicle

Nissan has announced the new Leaf will be available at a price of approximately $25,000, after accounting for federal tax credit for vehicles with advanced batteries. This is especially good news for consumers in Seattle and parts of Oregon, which are poised to be test markets for the first major roll-out of these vehicles

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