According to the report released by independent research firm, Verdantix, increasing oil and electricity prices, the hidden cost of carbon, growing risks from energy supply disruption and board-level climate change compliance issues make energy efficiency a new imperative for the CFO.
The U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) funds the Global Change Education Program (GCEP) to promote undergraduate and graduate education and training supportive of the Department’s global change research activities. Global change research encompasses a number of technical areas, including atmospheric sciences, ecology, global carbon cycles, climate, and terrestrial processes.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $104.7 million in funding for seven new research and testing facilities located in DOE national laboratories. The announced projects will support the development and improvement of clean energy and efficiency technologies that are in the US strategic national interest. The new funding is supporting research in techniques to reduce the cost to manufacture carbon fiber on a large scale; finding ways to improve efficiency and lower costs for car batteries; and for developing net-zero energy building technologies.
The Teresa and H. John Heinz III Foundation are funding “The Teresa Heinz Scholars for Environmental Research”. They are looking for doctoral dissertations and Masters Thesis which will help the public understand the previous, current and emerging environmental issues and also helps in providing solutions for these environmental issues.
The San Diego region, home to several world class research universities and institutes as well more than 500 biotechnology companies, is on its way to becoming a major center for renewable energy development, especially in the area of biofuels. Biofuel’s are a natural extension that compliments San Diego’s already vibrant life science cluster. This regional potential was given a boost with the establishment of the new the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, or “SD-CAB.” The primary goal of the center will be to create a national facility capable of developing and implementing innovative research solutions for the commercialization of fuel production from algae.
GREEN CAREER PERSPECTIVES: Non-Technical Green Careers, Get a Green Job with Networking; Resume Strategies, Penetrating The Green Job Market
The following green career strategies and perspectives that I found around the web. If you have a green career strategy or perspective that you would like to share, do not hesitate to contact us. Amie Vaccaro, editor of the blog, Ecofrenzy, has created a list of 15 ways to find your green dream job using networking. Carolyn at Bright Green Talent has posted an informative three-part Resume Boot Camp for student and Grads seeking a green career. Carol McClelland explains that most of the jobs within the green economy have the same job titles they have in the traditional economy. She lists several ways you can see yourself fitting into in the green economy and provide a few strategies to use to map your way into the green economy. GreenBiz.com recently talked two career experts to get their advice on entering the green job market and asked if they had special tips for experienced workers who are looking for new opportunities following layoffs.