The fossil fuel industry is a major provider of employment and a predictable tax base for the Central Appalachian region, yet this industry often lacks the due diligence of sustainable practice. Conversely, The JOBS Project promotes Smart-JOBS (an alternative terminology to “green jobs,”) which are created through patterns of resource use that aim to meet the needs of the present generation while preserving resources for future generations.

The total impact and scope of sustainable renewable energy development via Smart-JOBS are categorized in the working groups below.

Renewable Energy Projects

Sustainability Programs

  • Smart-Markets
    Assessing economic opportunity for renewable energy development
  • Smart-Growth
    Assessing the environmental impacts of renewable energy development
  • Smart-Solutions
    Engaging local participation in renewable energy development