Green jobs in Florida: More to come due to demand for alternative energy sources?

I recently released a book on the subject, Green Collar Jobs: Environmental Careers in the 21st Century (Praeger, 2010), and will try to leverage some of my insight on the national scene, both locally in the Tampa Bay area and statewide.

One little bit of news: With the recent devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, there will be the inevitable cry to push even harder to look at alternative energy sources. Just the other day, the Florida House passed a renewable energy bill (83-34) which would allow utility companies to increase rates in order to offset investment in renewable energy production. There is some controversy regarding the bill, so it remains to be seen how it will fare in the Senate.

More to come.

Hello, my name is Scott Deitche and, as this is my first post for Creative Loafing's Green Community, I wanted to introduce myself and give you all a heads up on what kind of content you'll be seeing from me in the near future.

I'll be posting from time to time on green job-related news in Florida, ways to maximize your interest in a "green" career, as well as simply trying to define what exactly a green career is.

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