IBEW sees sunny prospects for renewable energy jobs

Darryl Thayer, a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 292 in Minneapolis, hardly received a visionary’s welcome when he addressed the Minnesota legislature in 1968 about the need to develop solar energy and wean the state from fossil fuel-based sources. Worse yet, says Thayer, many of his fellow workers “thought I was nuts.”

‘Good Jobs, Green Jobs’ conference to shape national debate

From Feb. 4–6 in Washington, D.C. — just weeks after a new Congress and new administration take office — the 2009 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference will set the stage for stakeholders from across the country to forge an agenda for realizing the enormous opportunities to be achieved by investing in green jobs.