Sustainable Energy Monitor: What We're Reading in June

Catch up on the latest sustainable energy and green industry news from June.

Women look to close renewable energy’s employment gender gap

Women make up about a third of U.S. wind and solar energy jobs - higher than in any other technology fields. Read how the DCSEU's newest employee, Sara Fischer, became excited about and began pursuing her career in renewable energy. [Energy News Network]

How California is bringing solar energy to low-income renters

In this monthly series about how California grapples with its role in the changing, modern West, Ruxandra Guidi reflects on how California helps vulnerable residents access clean energy. [High Country News]

Energy efficiency workforce program helps puts D.C. residents on the path to success

The DCSEU Workforce Development Program makes a difference for its participants by providing them with opportunities to grow and develop their skills to become competitive in the green jobs market. This is the story of how Joshua learned of the DCSEU program while driving for a rideshare company, and went on to successfully graduate and launch his new career. [Washington Business Journal]

New brewery in downtown Missoula will use greenhouse gas recovery system

The process of brewing beer is extremely resource intensive. This brewery in Montana teamed up with a green-tech company to reduce its footprint by capturing their carbon emissions and preventing them from entering the atmosphere. [Billings Gazette]

How Smart Buildings Are Leading the Way in Energy Efficiency

DC is the first LEED Platinum city in the world, and also has the highest number of ENERGY STAR-certified buildings. However, it still consumes large amounts of energy on a per capita basis. This is how Smart Building Technology is helping the city reduce its building emissions and reach its ambitious climate goals.  [AmericanInno]

The role of energy efficiency in creating just and inclusive communities

As more people flock to cities in pursuit of economic opportunities and the bustling life of modern urban areas, rising rents, gentrification and the increasing cost of living disproportionately burden low-income communities. In DC, leaders are exploring innovative ways to support their vulnerable residents through sustainability and energy efficiency. [GreenBiz]

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