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IREC - Energy efficiency curriculae: where it all started

Energy efficiency curriculae: where it all started
By Jane Pulaski -- Origionally Published on irecusa.org: May 16, 2011 - A version of this article appeared as a feature in the IREC email newsletter

ispq_insider_storyFeature: Energy Efficiency Education: a conversation with NEEi's Roger Ebbage

Roger’s a very compelling (though modest) kind of guy.  Back in 1992, he convinced Lane Community College (LCC) to hire him as its Energy Management Coordinator, and (not surprisingly) transformed a moribund program into the national model for energy education.  We all owe him, big time.  Today, as the Northwest Energy Education Institute’s (NEEi) Director of Energy and Water Programs, Roger’s visionary work continues—he’s busier than ever.  I called him on Earth Day (how appropriate) to chat about his work and the changes he’s seen over the past two decades.  As with the first time we talked, Roger was gracious, compelling and modest.  Read more...

Entire article:  irec-energyefficency-education_rogerebbage_neei.pdf
Origional article Link: http://irecusa.org/2011/05/energy-efficiency-education-a-conversation-with-neei's-roger-ebbage/

Community College Training for Managing Green Jobs

By Elizabeth Olson
Origionally Published on nytimes.com: August 25, 2010 - A version of this article appeared in print on August 26, 2010, on page F8 of the New York edition.

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Government money is helping smaller institutions build programs that train students in various emerging and established energy fields.

The federal government is pouring $500 million into training for green jobs, and the sector devoted to energy efficiency is estimated to grow as much as fourfold in the next decade, to some 1.3 million people, according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Its March 2010 report was financed by the Energy Department.

Entire article:  community_colleges_on_green_studies_nytimes.pdf
Origional article Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/education/26GREEN.html

Sustainable Industries | Clean Energy | Energy management overload

Energy management overload

Origionally published by Sustainable Industries - http://www.sustainableindustries.com/energy/83254857.html
Selected hightlight from article.



From most accounts, investment in energy management services is already creating new jobs. A $2 million energy efficiency construction-related project can create as many as 50 jobs, according to a white paper released by Johnson Controls. And a $10 million EPSCO might account for 95 jobs, according to NAESCO. Finally, energy efficiency programs included in climate change legislation being debated by the Senate could create as many as 20,000 jobs by 2020, according to American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

At Lane County Community College in Oregon, Roger Ebbage, director of energy and water programs, is hard at work training this new work force. The school is home to the Northwest Energy Education Institute, which has been training the front-line workers of the energy management services industry since 1980. Enrollment in this once-sleepy program tripled over the last two years to 90 and closed for the 2010-2011 academic year by December, says Ebbage.

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Teaching Tomorrow’s Building Energy Managers

Catching Up with Lane College’s Roger Ebbage:
Teaching Tomorrow’s Building Energy Managers!

Submitted by Willi Paul on Sat, 12/26/2009 - 11:37
Origionally published on http://www.planetshifter.com/node/1451

Q: Why is your Lane College Energy Management Program a national model for energy education? How many competing programs are out there?

ROGER: One reason for our place in the energy education industry is that we have been the only program in the country for many years. It was not until recently that we have helped other programs with getting into the game. And then of course since we focus on quality instruction, we have a reputation of providing a solid course or program. We are also involved with the industry nationally so we stay tuned into what’s happening from a national perspective.


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