Jane Weissman's Blog Posts

- April 04, 2014

Energy Storage: Bank On It

Storage is cool.  It's so ingrained in our daily lives that it's invisible.  From the pantry closet and fridge storing our food to fuel tanks in our homes and cars, storage gives us...

- February 25, 2014

From Donuts to Doing: Forging Strong Ties with Industry

Rumor has it that "green" jobs have faded into the sunset.  After all, enrollment for some renewable energy training is down and new topics are nudging "green" off the hit parade list. ...

- February 06, 2014

But What Does It Mean? The Need for Renewable Workforce Standards

When you start a presentation or a report with terms that mean different things to different people, chances are you're not going to be successful in getting your point across.  While...

- December 19, 2013

Black Eyes Are Contagious and Avoidable

The margin for error is slim when an industry is relatively new. It's susceptible to strict scrutiny and heightened consumer and stakeholder expectations. The renewable energy and energy...

- December 04, 2013

What Do Chocolate and Credentials Have in Common?

They both are good for you and worth the price if they are of high quality.  But just because a chocolate bar is advertised to gourmet foodies as the finest, it may not be the best,...

- November 04, 2013

Game Changer (and I'm not speaking of my beloved Red Sox)

IREC has been a change-maker for three decades. Yet change is always uneasy until we experience the results. So when we decided last year that in October 2013 we would roll our annual...

- October 03, 2013

Next Stop: Chicago

This is not a promo piece for the Solar Power International Conference.  But, it does tell you why we're going to the conference and what we hope to accomplish during the week of October...

- August 18, 2013

Do School Bells Still Need to Ring? Seat Time vs Competency Framework

Last year when we collected public comments on IREC's Certificate Program standard (fondly known in house as Standard 14732), some asked how many hours should a course be to meet the...

- July 15, 2013

It's Worth the Effort

Credibility is a tricky thing. You can have it, nurture it and perpetuate it, using best practices and with the best intentions. Yet there is something about a third-party endorsement...

- July 01, 2013

Do Green Jobs Come in Any Other Color?

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute just released a jam-packed, five-page fact sheet on energy efficiency and renewable energy jobs. National and state figures from different...

Jane Weissman

Jane Weissman

Jane has been the President and CEO of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. since 1994. From 1985 until 1991, she was the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Photovoltaic Center. Jane is Vice Chair of the North American Board...

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