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Clearing the Way for a Native Opportunity in America’s “Sputnik Moment”

Removing innovation-stifling rules and regulations can help deploy much-needed clean energy production in Indian country, write Van Jones, Bracken Hendricks, and Jorge Madrid.

By Van Jones, Bracken Hendricks, and Jorge Madrid | Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Clean(er) Air: We Still Have a Long Way to Go

The Clean Air Act turns 40 this month. But if dirty energy proponents and climate-change deniers have their way, it won't survive intact for another 40 weeks, writes Van Jones in The Huffington Post.

By Van Jones | Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Speaking of “Small People”

Van Jones takes a comprehensive look at the American Power Act and details what should be praised and what should be fixed.

By Van Jones | Friday, June 18, 2010

The Green Collar Economy

CAP Senior Fellow Van Jones' new book explains how one solution can fix our two biggest problems—energy and the economy.

By Van Jones | Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Green-Collar Jobs Means Standing Up for People and the Planet

It is great that our leaders are offering a better future. But as this green-collar job train begins to leave the station, it is time to confirm the destination.

By Van Jones | Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Van Jones

Van Jones is a Senior Fellow at American Progress focusing on “green-collar jobs” and how cities are implementing job-creating climate solutions. Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean energy economy. He is a co-founder of three successful nonprofit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, […]

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Green-Collar Jobs: Energy Bill includes Christmas present for nation’s job seekers

This week, the federal government passed an energy bill that left many environmental activists somewhat disappointed. In the face of mounting evidence of a looming climate catastrophe, they were hoping for much bolder action from the nation’s lawmakers. So was I. But tucked into the new law, there were at least TWO provisions that should […]

By Van Jones | Friday, December 21, 2007