Energy Efficiency Industry Sees Potential Path to Restore Jobs, June 15, 2020. It’s no secret that COVID-19 upended any expectations for what 2020 might look like, but the impact on the energy efficiency sector has been particularly devastating. At the end of 2019, the efficiency industry celebrated unprecedented growth with potential for an even stronger year ahead. But instead, the industry saw a shocking 413,000 jobs lost … Read more

Keystone, Fracking, and the New Cost of Oil


Keystone, Fracking, and the New Cost of Oil Ryan Pollin for Zondits, February 18, 2015 When the Keystone XL pipeline extension project was first proposed in 2008, there was almost no one in the business who doubted it would be approved and completed within a few years. Seven years later, as the first agenda item … Read more

Adjusting the Focus to Energy Efficiency in British Columbia

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Energy efficiency is B.C.’s key to kicking fossil fuel economic crutch Business Vancouver, February 10, 2015 The current slump in oil prices is a reminder that surprises are never far away, and that our most fervent beliefs about energy just might need some fracking. For starters, does it make sense to keep pinning our provincial … Read more

1.3% of New US Jobs Came from the Solar Industry in 2014


1.3% of New US Jobs Came from the Solar Industry in 2014 Allison Donnelly for Zondits, January 22, 2015 “Jobs” are still very much a key concern in the United States these days: President Obama’s State of the Union address yesterday used the word 19 times. Few industries have seen the explosive growth in jobs … Read more

Keystone XL Jobs vs. Clean Energy Jobs

With last month’s midterm election, Americans are now turning their attention to major policy issues for the next session on Congress. The Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast is receiving renewed attention, especially as Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu fights to keep her Senate seat.