Wednesday, January 14, 2009

'Green Jobs' report reveals opportunities, warnings

 
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MEDIA ADVISORY


'Green Collar Jobs' report reveals opportunities, warnings
in nation's first update of groundbreaking study


Research team unveils economic forecasts for renewable energy &
energy efficiency sectors - for U.S. and Colorado - and
implications for policy makers, entrepreneurs, and job seekers



When:   Thursday, January 15, 2009, 11:30am ET (9:30 MT)

What:    Green Collar Jobs Report - National News Conference Call

Who:     Brad Collins, Exec Director, American Solar Energy Society
             Roger Bezdek, President, Management Information Services, Inc

Dial:      1.888.850.5066, code 90497703#
             (open to media & news professionals only)

Join research leaders in a national news teleconference of the industry's most in-depth analysis of the green economy. This is the first update to this groundbreaking study with important implications for national and state leaders. This report also highlights a case-study of how Colorado has positioned itself as a national leader in the new energy economy.

While policy-makers grapple with a hemorrhaging economy and the worst job losses since 1945, this Green Collar Jobs report reveals the latest insight into the rapidly growing renewable energy and energy sectors including:

  • Green job and revenue forecasts under three scenarios
  • Hot jobs in the green economy
  • Colorado's rise in the new energy economy, lessons for state leaders
  • Which sectors in the new energy economy are likely to see the biggest growth
  • The huge cost of inaction - new data on millions of jobs lost
  • Education and training implications for a changing economy

Industry leaders from the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society and Management Information Services, Inc will discuss these and other important implications for the incoming Obama Administration, policy-makers, business leaders, and job seekers. This conference call will include a Q&A session after a brief presentation of report highlights.


About the American Solar Energy Society
For more than 50 years the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has been leading national efforts to promote education, public outreach, and research about solar energy and other sustainable technologies. www.ases.org
 
About Management Information Services, Inc
Management Information Services, Inc (MISI) is an internationally recognized, Washington D.C.-based economic research and management consulting firm with expertise in economic forecasting, analysis of energy, environmental and electric utility issues, and labor markets. www.misi-net.com

Contact:
Neal Lurie, American Solar Energy Society, 303.443.3130 x105, nlurie@ases.org

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