Building a new energy economy based on increasing efficiency and developing new energy sources requires the development of a trained workforce. Robert Brown and Clifford Ginn point out that Maine could be in an excellent position to take advantage of “green economy” workforce funds and programs if the state develops the needed policies, institutions, industry partnerships and practices that have been successful elsewhere.
Brown, II Robert E. , and Clifford M. Ginn. "Workforce Investment in Maine’s New Energy Economy." Maine Policy Review 17.2 (2008) : 80 -83, http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol17/iss2/11.