If we are to become able to meet the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, such as those proposed by Mayor de Blasio in NYC, we are going to need a workforce with new skills. So, how will that workforce be trained? We’re predicting a grow of jobs in refurbishing government buildings,private buildings and existing housing stock with greater energy efficiency. Training needs may be partly addressed by President Obama’s goal of making Community Colleges free to attend. But, could training itself be a profitable venture? What about designing the new curricula that will be needed? What are the business models that will work and will they be dependent on government funding, private sector financing (investment) or a combination of the two?
January 19, 2015 drron