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Partner Resources: Green Collar Jobs Roundtable

General resources Current and Potential Green Jobs in the U.S. Economy (U.S. Conference of Mayors) Green-Collar Jobs in America’s Cities: Building Pathways out of Poverty and Careers in the Clean Energy Economy (Apollo Alliance and Green For All) Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy (Center for American Progress and Political Economy Research Institute) Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-carbon World (United Nations Environment Programme) PlaNYC 2030 PlaNYC 2030, (City of New York) PlaNYC 2030 Progress Report, (City of New York) Energy Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (New York State Public Service Commission) New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard New York City’s Solar Energy Future, Part I: the Market for Photovoltaic Systems in New York (The Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College) Weatherization Assistance Program – New York State (Division of Housing and Community Renewal) Home Performance with Energy Star Program (NYSERDA) Multifamily Performance Program (NYSERDA) New York City Puts Out Call for Renewable Power (Clean Tech Group, LLC) Decoding the Code: How Can NYC’s 2007 Building Code Help Meet PlaNYC 2030 Energy/Carbon Reduction Goals?…

Statement on PlaNYC 2030

On April 22nd Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued his long-awaited plan to improve New York City’s environmental sustainability over the next 25 years while adapting to the impacts of global climate change and accommodating a projected 1 million more residents. PlaNYC 20301 is a comprehensive blueprint with 127 separate initiatives addressing 10 major goals – from reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% to assuring every New Yorker has access to a park within a 10-minute walk to achieving the cleanest air quality of any major US city.

We applaud Mayor Bloomberg for the scope of his vision. PlaNYC addresses many of the demands summarized in the NYC Apollo Alliance 10-Point Plan for the 21st Century. We are especially pleased to see concrete proposals to promote solar energy, clean up brown fields and bolster energy distribution systems. PlaNYC also estimates 5.000 new green collar jobs in the energy sector alone.

Repowering Gotham: State Action to Build New York City’s New Energy Economy

Today, New York City finds itself at a place of great promise and great peril. The City’s enormous energy needs and reliance on fossil fuels are rising as we continue to grow and welcome new residents. Although New York City can achieve much on its own, State action is needed on several fronts if the city is to build a new energy, high performance economy. This report calls on New York State to help us realize this vision by spearheading ten new initiatives.

Testimony in Support of a Comprehensive Environmental Sustainability Action Plan

We applaud Intro. No. 395 and the steps it takes to codify into law a comprehensive
environmental sustainability action plan for New York City. This Intro., if enacted, promises to bring together all the practical policy elements necessary to assure that our future economic development is environmentally safe, sustainable, and helps wean the country away from reliance on fossil fuels.