Frequently Asked Questions on the Green Jobs Training Legislation
Congress has authorized $125 million for a program to provide research and training in renewable energy in the 2007 energy bill passed by Congress. The pilot program will train up to 35,000 workers for jobs in a range of industries including energy-efficient building, construction and retrofits, renewable electric power, energy efficient vehicles, biofuels and manufacturing that produces sustainable products.
The IBEW urges local unions to contact their congressional delegations to fully fund the legislation, and to prepare to apply for training grants.
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Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007