Tag Archives: green jobs

Women Build

Building the future for women in trades

The Bay Area's first and only all-women construction and solar training program was launched last week in Berkeley. Women Build was launched in response to the low participation of women in the construction trades.
Volunteers with the non-profit Grid Alternatives install solar panels in Atchison Village, Richmond.

With increased demand for solar power, green job opportunities return

It is just shortly after noon on a Saturday, and the sun stands high over the historic Atchison Village in Richmond. Not a single cloud is in the sky. In its northwestern corner, a small...
Rooftop solar panels

Green energy financing faces federal roadblock

An innovative financing scheme designed to help homeowners afford to make their homes greener and more energy efficient could be in trouble. The Federal Housing Finance Agency recently announced that it would not support Property...
workers haul solar panel up a ladder

Financing for energy retrofits coming soon, but facing hurdles

North Oakland homeowners may soon have incentives to insulate their walls, upgrade windows and install solar panels, thanks to a countywide program set to launch this fall. Through the Alameda County Energy Efficiency and Green...
Agenda poster for Fast Cities breakfast

Business magazine lauds Oakland as a “Fast City” for urban innovation

Imagine a city with blue skies and clear roads, populated by healthy people commuting on quiet, non-polluting buses. That’s how the business magazine Fast Company envisions the perfect city, and it’s borrowing some ideas from...