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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Today, the energy sector in the United States and the national energy policy that determines how it evolves leaves the country exposed to three major, interconnected threats: weakened national security, environmental calamity caused by climate change, and an ongoing but largely unaddressed...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) California
Source Tellus Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
To increase California’s recycling rate from about 50 percent in 2012 to 75 percent by 2020, CalRecycle estimates that about 23 million tons of material that is currently being disposed must be recycled or composted. This report examines the job creation potential of recycling, and...

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Year 2011
Level City or Town, City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States, Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Energy
Ohio communities need a better approach, one that fosters economic growth while also protecting the environment and supporting local businesses and workers. This is why the City of Oberlin, in partnership with Oberlin College and the city’s municipal utility have launched “The Oberlin...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League Of Cities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Sustainability is a fundamental component of building a strong community, not only in terms of the physical environment, but also for economic prosperity. Although the nexus between sustainability and economic development may not always be apparent and will certainly vary from place...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source COWS
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Governments everywhere are looking for ways to create new, quality jobs, despite restricted budgets. Although many have enacted programs that facilitate energy efficiency retrofits for the residential and commercial sectors, retrofit of public buildings has garnered little policy...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Energy, Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources
Southern California’s water supply is precarious, and our current practices are unsustainable. Of the roughly 500 billion gallons used annually in the L.A. Basin, only one-third comes from local groundwater; the majority of our water is transported from hundreds of miles away, at...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
Across the US, jobs that are directly involved in making and supplying more sustainable “clean technology” goods and services generally offer better pay. This roadmap includes policies that, when implemented, can continue to accelerate job creation and innovation based on sustainable...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Investment in green energy creates large amount of jobs and demand for skilled workers. And labor unions are created and are critical part of a strong worker economy as they provides benefit to workers such as job training. The report provides case studies for Apprenticeships programs...

Type Model Law
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States, Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources
Resolution No. R2012-0041: A Resolution supporting and collaborating with Emerald Cities Cleveland/Cuyahoga County to create a clean energy economy in Cuyahoga County by developing community workforce opportunities, enhancing environmentally sustainable practices and assisting Cuyahoga...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2006
Level City or Town, City or Town
State(s) All States, Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Energy
Cities and counties from across the nation are pioneering new clean energy solutions that could help end our nation’s oil addiction and create good jobs, according to the most recent report from the Apollo Alliance. Four Ohio municipalities: Bowling Green, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source City Of Portland
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
Clean Energy Works Portland (CEWP) is an innovative effort to deliver affordable home energy upgrades by testing new ways of delivering energy efficiency to homeowners in Portland. The project is intended to save energy, reduce carbon emissions, improve home comfort and home values,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Kansas
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Education
This report focuses on an association of city and county governments and metropolitan planning organizations which collaborate to identify new training needs of Kansas City area businesses attempting to adapt to sustainable energy and energy efficiency opportunities. Key findings...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors grant program from 2009 to 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor funded 152 grantees across the country to train unemployed and dislocated workers in emerging and growing sectors...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines the issues with Long Beach's Clean Trucks Program which made truck drivers not the companies bare the costs of the reforms. This further contributes to their independent contractor status....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice
Clean energy policies can create jobs, support local business in green markets, and ensure residents have access to jobs created. This brief helps guide you on how to make the most of green investments. After reviewing the City of Oberlin’s energy use and emissions, several policy...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This paper offers background on the development of Los Angeles’s Utility Pre-Craft Trainee (UPCT) program, and highlights the features of the program that make it a best practice model for workforce training for entry-level workers. First, we provide an overview of the statewide and...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Energy
Ohio state needs a more sustainable strategy for heat and power used by manufactures. CHP which combined heat and power technology meets maufacturers' needs for energy, it can also reduces greenhuse gas emissions and energy waste. However, Ohio spends larger amount of investment on...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Meister Consultants Group
Policy Areas Energy, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
Pathways to 100 provides a high-level map of pathways for municipalities seeking to transform their energy supply, outlining strategies for both municipal operations and for all energy users within municipal limits. The document is organized around a three-step process that cities...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Site Selection Magazine
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Job growth drives San Antonio's push for renewable energy and cleaner air is a beneficial byproduct. Since two recent mayors have embraced this approach, the country's seventh-largest city has developed a unique business ecosphere. Political leaders hope early gains will make San...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Maryland
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
This report identifies the root causes of Baltimore’s failed and inequitable waste system, and how its impacts intersect with racial and economic justice. The Baltimore Sustainability Plan will enable the city to move towards a new system of fair development aligned with human rights...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report evaluates the impact and job quality of the green jobs created in the construction industry as a result of California's commitment in increasing the State's usage of renewable energy....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Apollo Alliance
Policy Areas Energy, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The report lays out the Apollo Alliance's four-part plan: invest in renewable power, create high-performance buildings, drive toward energy independence, build high-performance cities....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
The transition to a green economy requires implementing workforce development policies that prioritizes workers' interests over those of fossil fuel companies. This report discusses how workforce development policies can mediate labor disruptions, increase worker power and reduce...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Energy
This report provides 10 aggressive strategies that tackles multiple industry sectors and makes Ohio more sustainable....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source FutureWorks
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Energy, Democracy & Governance
The goal of the Portland Development Commission's Economic Development Strategy is to reorient its redevelopment activities to build the most sustainable economy in the U.S. by being first in green businesses, first in green jobs and first in green innovation. While ambitious, we...

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