The most important US ones were from the Centre for American Progress (half their staff now work for Obama):
- The Nov 2007 paper "Capturing the Energy Opportunity: Creating a Low-Carbon Economy" was by Todd Stern (now Hillary's climate envoy) and John Podesta (former Clinton White House Chief of Staff). See http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/11/energy_chapter.html. This is basically the blueprint Obama used for his jobs policy.
- Podesta commissioned a follow-up report on Green Jobs. came out in Sept 08. Very influential for Obama team.
But the web site that is perhaps most exciting on the topic is
http://apolloalliance.org/. Their green jobs report is at
- Also very interesting is Blue-Green Alliance's "Job Opportunities for the Green Economy: A State-by-State picture of occupations that gain from green investment."
- Nick Stern's latest work is a co-authored paper for the G20 about a Global Green Recovery is at http://www.pik-potsdam.de/globalgreenrecovery. This was commissioned by the German Govt. The macro argument.